Misinformation and disinformation: What it is, how to spot it, what to do

If you ever look through Facebook or Twitter, you’ve probably seen misinformation. The thing is, you could be staring at it and not know that’s what you’re seeing. Misinformation isn’t always easy to spot.

“Misinformation is incorrect information,” said Ira Hyman, professor of psychology at Western Washington University. “Sometimes misinformation, somebody just makes a mistake and gives an incorrect bit of information.”

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 11:51am