Unintentional mistakes such as inaccurate captions, dates, statistics, translations, or when satirical contents are taken seriously by the consumers. Take note that although the information are false, they are not created with the intention of causing harm
Fabricated or intentionally manipulated contents, including deliberately created conspiracy theories or rumors. These false information are deliberately created to harm a person, social group, organization, or country.
Deliberate publication of private information for personal or private interest, as well as the deliberate manipulation of genuine content. Note that these information are based on reality, but are used and disseminated to cause harm. An example to this is leaking Hillary Clinton's emails.
(Wardle-Derakhshan Framework of Informaion Disorder, 2019)
Do you know the difference between ‘misinformation’ and ‘disinformation’? In episode 3 of Fake News: Fact and Fiction, we take a look at the English word 'information' and hear some examples of when fake news has led to tragedy. Are you good at spotting fake news?
Contrary to popular belief, MDI isn’t a new problem, but the rise in social media platforms like Facebook allow it to be shared with many people in speeds faster than ever before. And without media literacy, platforms like Facebook become many people’s primary news source, clearly a huge problem for anyone participating in a democracy.
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