Misinformation versus disinformation
Recently ran into this distinction, which I think is important , yet disturbing, for librarians, educators, and civic leaders in a democracy.
Misinformation is false or inaccurate information, which is inadvertently or purposely transferred or shared. It leads the listener or reader to have incorrect information on a subject. It can be challenged or corrected easily by another person with more information.
Disinformation is " chaotic information" which is intended to confuse or obfuscate the information on a subject, so to sow chaos and disorder to the world of information. It leads the listener or reader to not understand the subject, to be misled what information means for the person and the community, and to reach false conclusions surrounding the subject. With this chaos, it is difficult to have a meaningful discussion.