Terms to be aware of
Mainly made up sensational information which is presented as being authentic information.
This could be the spreading of information about current events which are designed to worry or scare people.
Information, often biased, exaggerated or false, that is shared to mislead often using a polarised point of view.
This could be used to gain support by presenting misinformation about a subject to confuse people and win over their support.
False information that could deceive those reading it which has been shared with the deliberate intent in doing so.
This is when someone uses misleading stories, information or images on purpose, fully aware that the information is false or has been maliciously manipulated.
False information that could deceive those reading it which has been shared unintentionally.
This is generally rumour and gossip, someone sharing unverified stories, information or images without understanding that they are eityher misleading or untrue.
A hoax is the intentional use of misinformation with the express intention of deceiving people.
This could be telling someone a lie with the intent of getting them to act in a certain way.
These are videos which have been manipulated to make it look like someone is doing or saying something they have not.
This could be the creation of a video featuring a person saying something which would contrardict what you would expect them to in order to discredit them.