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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmisinformationmis‧in‧for‧ma‧tion /ˌmɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃən $ -fər-/ noun [uncountable]  WRONG/INCORRECTincorrect information, especially when deliberately intended to deceive peopledisinformation
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misinformationAccording to Kramer, the Internet is a storehouse of lies and misinformation.Half the time they specialize in misinformation, undercutting their message with their pictures.Critics say that while a certain amount of medical misinformation has always been in circulation, the Internet has amplified the problem.Often, negative attitudes are based on misinformation.Much of what is currently discussed in the media about schools and education in general is based on misinformation and ignorance.We are concerned that much public discussion of the future of Social Security is based on misinformation about its financing.Their feelings were that black history was so falsified by whites that misinformation about Drew seemed unimportant."For months, the Democrats have run television commercials filled with misinformation about the Republican Party, " said Dawson.Yesterday's letter spelled out Mr Patten's concern that councils were helping hostile groups fight opt outs with misinformation campaigns.
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