• Insurection

    Disinformation

    What are the alarming effects of disinformation?

    Essential Questions:

    What have been the dangers of disinformation that we have faced on social media during COVID and the presidential elections?

    What drives disinformation? 

    Why do people disseminate disinformation?

    What are the potential dangers of new technologies?

    The Capitol riots and insurection demonstrate the real dangers of disinformation.

    #TruthWins #FactsMatter”

    Vocabulary:

    • Misinformation: False or inaccurate information that is communicated regardless of an intention to deceive. Examples of misinformation are false rumors, insults, and pranks.
    • Disinformation: False information which is intended to mislead, especially propaganda issued by a government organization to a rival power or the media.
    • Fake News: False or misleading information presented as news
    • Infodemic: An excessive amount of information about a problem that is typically unreliable, spreads rapidly, and makes a solution more difficult to achieve.
    • Deepfakes: Media that take people in an existing image or video and replaces them with someone else’s likeness using artificial neural networks,.