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Explore this guide to learn more about how to evaluate information sources including fake news and misinformation.

Terms in this Guide

  • Disinformation: False or manufactured information deliberately created and spread purposefully to deceive people or to spread fear and chaos. The purpose behind it could be financial gain- for e.g., click bait, or false advertisement. 
  • Fake News: False or sensational information especially online information under the guise of authentic information. 
  • Misinformation: False information shared without the intent to mislead. For e.g., a post that is shared by someone who thinks it is true or it is harmless.
  • Propaganda: Ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause, a political leader, a government, etc. 

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