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Concept.png "Misinformation" 
(Propaganda,  COVID-19)Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Misinformation is false, inaccurate, or misleading information that is communicated regardless of an intention to deceive. Examples of misinformation are:

  • false rumours
  • insults
  • pranks
  • meme

It has become the new "conspiracy theory", as a propaganda term to label information or viewpoints that contradict the official narrative on any given topic.[1]

Joe Biden has declared war on "misinformation" on Facebook.[2]

An excuse to remove videos on YouTube for challenging the official narrative.

Instagram has fact check warnings on posts.

Official narrative

Misinformation kills people and is therefore a great threat to humanity - Joe Biden[3]

List of nations

Wikipedia keeps a list of "COVID-19 misinformation by governments". Most of the entries are from non-western nations.[4]


Related Quotations

Joy Reid“Essentially, she made public her own vaccine deliberation, which according to trusted friends is a better way to describe vaccine hesitancy, which by the way is not the same thing as refusal. By doing, Nicki also used her social media platform and her 22 million Twitter followers to cast doubt on the vaccine to a heavily Black audience”Joy Reid14 September 2021
Henry Wales“In today’s world, we are so connected like a vast nervous system, whether we are online or not. And much like the virus, there are no borders online. So when vaccine misinformation and disinformation spreads, magnified on social media and in parts of traditional media, it exposes a collective threat to humanity. I believe that misinformation is a global humanitarian crisis, and the crisis is getting worse.”Henry Wales


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Pro-Kremlin trolls infiltrating comments on news sites for major influence operation, research saysArticle6 September 2021Deborah HaynesA study at Cardiff University shows that "Pro-Kremlin trolls" are influencing opinion in the West by infiltrating the comments sections of news websites. Dissent from the Official Narrative? Must be Russian disinformation.
Document:Women's March petitions Jack Dorsey to ban Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from TwitterArticle14 August 2021Libby EmmonsThe leading American feminist organisation is pressuring Twitter to remove Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene from their platform. She stands accused of promoting "conspiracy theories" about COVID over her scepticism of Fauci. She has been censored before. How much longer is there before she is permanently banned?