In line with Blue & Gold’s campaign against disinformation, we share to you the types of disinformation. We have also included some samples from the very sources of disinformation. Other sample here came from sites that have inspected and detected malicious content.

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SATIRE / PARODY

Sample: The Onion

Satires use of humorous content to expose and criticize something or someone. This is originally intended to make fun of people’s situations, but some are weaponizing it to damage somebody else’s image.

MISLEADING CONTENT

Sample: Noypi Latest News

Misleading content provide false information to defame an issue or a person. It may be based on some truth, but framed in a way that can negatively affect its subject.

IMPOSTER CONTENT

Just like the famous game, there’s an impostor in its content! This would usually pose as real-life personas or organizations. Some companies have fallen victim to this and clarified that some social media pages do not really belong to them.

FABRICATED CONTENT

Read more: First Draft

One common weapon of disinformation, it intentionally creates blatantly fake information to deceive audiences. Sadly, because of its entertaining content, many may choose to believe it. Unlike misleading content and satire, this has no truth in it.

FALSE CONNECTION 

Read more: LinkedIn

Some content have inconsistencies in published text and visual content. This is common with clickbait or headlines that do not really match the article. They just want your attention!

FALSE CONTEXT

Read more: Politico

False context provide use true and genuine information in false context. Just like the sample above that Politico exposed, former US President Trump used real images but gave it a different context.

MANIPULATED CONTENT

Read more: First Draft

Manipulated content use existing information then plays with it to fool audiences. This is commonly done in photos, like the one detected by First Draft, wherein editing applications are used to produce new images then use it to create fake news.

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