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Misinformation

 

the dissemination of distorted information or of information known to be false. In bourgeois countries, misinformation is extensively used as a means of political propaganda with the purpose of misleading the public, especially in matters concerning relations between capitalist and socialist states and the progress of socialism and of national-liberation movements.

In the military, misinformation is the deliberate dissemination of false information about one’s own armed forces and plans for military action, with the intention of deceiving an enemy. Such devices as the false regrouping of troops and the construction of decoy air bases are among the means used for misinformation.

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'The PDP is merely playing to the gallery and engaging in diversionary tactics to misinform and mislead the public.
If you find that the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the office of the sheriff did not misinform (defendant) or did not otherwise prevent [him] [her] from complying with the registration requirements, you should find [him] [her] guilty, if all of the elements of the charge have also been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
If you find that the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the [office of the sheriff] [Florida Department of Law Enforcement] did not misinform (defendant) or did not otherwise prevent [him][her] from complying with the registration requirements, you should find [him][her] guilty, if all of the elements of the charge have also been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
I must reiterate that there were never any plans, at any time, to take this action and any inference otherwise is quite simply misinformed speculation.
In the same breadth, Poe reminded bloggers that while they have a right to criticize, they 'do not have the right to misinform.'
Panelo, however, has offered to "educate" Clooney after she was supposedly "misinformed" about the predicament of the journalist.
However, Mr Ruskell has accused Councillor McCartin of being "misinformed", before insisting there had even been support for his bill from Renfrewshire Council officers.
Oreta: Duterte misinformed on Malabon drug war !-- -- Marc Jayson Cayabyab (The Philippine Star) - May 14, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Malabon Mayor Antolin "Lenlen" Oreta III yesterday said he did not feel alluded to when President Duterte called him out for the proliferation of illegal drugs in the city.
If you read the newspaper, you're misinformed.' - Mark Twain.
Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino chairman Leody de Guzman said the public was misinformed on the executive order, noting that it legalized contractualization instead of abolishing it.
has released a series of fact sheets to emphasize the design and planning of major projects to counter what its members consider misinformed and impractical alternative ideas regarding the program's major projects and costs.The Gateway Program Development Corp.
They misinformed the agencies and I asked the PNB to look into the matter, but they recalled all my facilities (three companies)."