Get the 411 on Information Disorder

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You have probably heard of disinformation and misinformation. What about malinformation or information disorder? Use this collection to better understand disinformation and its related concepts, know the signs of a disinformation actor and get tips and tactics for dealing with harmful information online.

Disinformation and misinformation are categories of false information and are nearly as old as language itself. With the rise of the internet and social media, unprecedented access to the information environment is available to nearly everyone. Widespread messaging can be created quickly and easily. The problem of disinformation and misinformation is amplified by these conditions and leads to information disorder. 

DoD public affairs specialists need to understand information disorder in order to combat it and avoid falling victim to it themselves.

The resources listed below delve into information disorder and its interconnected concepts.

What is it?

Start by learning about disinformation, misinformation and the related malinformation. Know how to recognize each, what makes them similar and different, and how they combine to make up information disorder.

How does it spread?

False and misleading information seems to spread quickly and easily. Find out more about how and why it proliferates and how to spot the players involved.  

What is media literacy?

Watch videos from DINFOS Live and the Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC) to further understand the importance of media literacy, sometimes referred to as digital literacy. Examine the differences between facts and opinions and the dangers that come from mixing them. 

How do I fight it?

Get details about the grey zone of conflict in the everchanging digital battlefield. Then, discover some tools and tactics you can use to combat false information in your daily work.

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