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English definition of “misinformation”

misinformation

noun [U] uk   /ˌmɪs.ɪn.fəˈmeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-fɚ-/
wrong information, or the fact that people are misinformed: There's a lot of misinformation about AIDS that needs to be corrected.Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people information intended to deceive: His election campaign was based on misinformation about the rival candidates.Information and messages
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