“fake news, n.”. Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford University Press, September 2023, <https://doi.org/10.1093/OED/3351660493>
Disinformation, also called propaganda or fake news, refers to any form of communication that is intended to mislead. The information in the communication is purposefully false or contains a misrepresentation of the truth. It is meant to influence how people think about political candidates, social concerns, and a wide variety of other topics. Disinformation can be used by individuals, companies, media outlets, and even government agencies. While it might seem as if disinformation is a contemporary issue, it has actually existed for centuries.
Misinformation is false or inaccurate information, getting the facts wrong without the intention to mislead.
Types of Disinformation:
Quoted from Ungvarsky, J. Disinformation. Salem Press Encyclopedia.