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mis·in·form

 (mĭs′ĭn-fôrm′)
tr.v. mis·in·formed, mis·in·form·ing, mis·in·forms
To provide with incorrect information.

mis′in·form′ant (-fôr′mənt), mis′in·form′er n.
mis·in′for·ma′tion n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misinformation - information that is incorrectmisinformation - information that is incorrect  
info, information - a message received and understood
blowback - misinformation resulting from the recirculation into the source country of disinformation previously planted abroad by that country's intelligence service
disinformation - misinformation that is deliberately disseminated in order to influence or confuse rivals (foreign enemies or business competitors etc.)
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misinformation

noun false information, gossip, disinformation, misleading information, false rumour, bum steer (U.S. informal) This was a deliberate piece of misinformation.
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Translations

misinformation

[ˌmɪsɪnʃəˈmeɪʃən] N (= wrong information) → mala información f, información f errónea; (= deliberate act) → desinformación f
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misinformation

[ˌmɪsɪnfərˈmeɪʃən] ninformations fpl erronées, information f erronée, fausse information f
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misinformation

nFehlinformation f, → Fehlinformationen pl
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misinformation

[ˌmisinfəˈmeɪʃən] ndisinformazione f
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References in classic literature ?
As I write, now, many months later, I perceive that each of us, by observing and noting and inquiring, diligently and day by day, had managed to lay in a most varied and opulent stock of misinformation. But this is not surprising; it is very difficult to get accurate details in any country.
He was, by virtue of his office, a bureau of general misinformation.
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Scotland's leading vaccines expert has urged parents to ignore "misinformation" on the internet and ensure children receive their jabs.
It comes as WHO said misinformation about vaccines, particularly that shared on social media, is as contagious and dangerous as the diseases it helps to spread.
"Last year, we made the decision to stop showing results for searches related to vaccines as a way to prevent people from encountering harmful health misinformation," the company said.
"We're taking this approach because we believe that showing vaccine misinformation alongside resources from public health experts isn't responsible," Ifeoma Ozoma, the social media company's public policy and social impact manager, said in a statement released Wednesday, CNN reported.
"As we continue to tackle health misinformation, we remove it and the accounts that spread it from our service," Ozoma added.
The faculty of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences held its third Public Forum titled: Fake news, Misinformation and Propaganda: Role of Social Media, on Thursday 8th August, 2019.
Summary: California [USA], Aug 17 (ANI): Instagram is rolling out a new tool to help users fight misinformation on the platform, similar to parent company Facebook.
According to him, the problem is that such content is taken over by the professional media, which widens the circle of misinformation.
The study highlights the key role of social media use in the spread of scientific misinformation. And it suggests scientists and those who support them need to be more active in developing creative and compelling ways to communicate their findings.