Disinformation: false information deliberately and often covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth.
Disinformation. (2012). In Merriam-Webster's collegiate(R) dictionary (11th ed.). Merriam-Webster. Credo Reference: https://saintleo.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/mwcollegiate/disinformation/0?institutionId=796
Misinform (verb) and misinformation (noun): to provide with incorrect information.
Misinform. (2016). In Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries (Ed.), The American Heritage (R) dictionary of the English language (6th ed.). Houghton Mifflin. Credo Reference: https://saintleo.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/hmdictenglang/misinform/0?institutionId=796
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