Misinformation is incorrect or misleading information presented as fact,[1] either intentionally or unintentionally. Disinformation is a subset of misinformation, that which is deliberately deceptive.[2][3][4] Rumors are information not attributed to any particular source,[5] and so are unreliable and often unverified, but can turn out to be either true or false. Even if later retracted, misinformation can continue to influence actions and memory.[6] People may be more prone to believe misinformation because they are emotionally connected to what they are hearing or reading. The role of social media has made information readily available to us at anytime and it connects vast groups of people along with their information at one time.[7] Advances in technology has impacted the way we communicate information and the way misinformation is spread.[8] Misinformation has impacts on our societies' ability to receive information which then influences our communities, politics, and medical field. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misinformation

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