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Misinformation: false information that is spread, regardless of intent to mislead
Disinformation: deliberately misleading or biased information; manipulated narrative or facts
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Macaroni penguin photo by Liam Quinn
Macaroni Penguin at Cooper Bay, South Georgia
COX-2 graphics by Cytochrome c
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References:

Anderson, Janna, and Lee Rainie. “The future of truth and misinformation online.” Pew Research Center 19 (2017).
“Why Is YouTube Broadcasting Climate Misinformation to Millions?” Avaaz, 16 Jan. 2020, http://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/youtube_climate_misinformation/.
Del Vicario, Michela, et al. “The spreading of misinformation online.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113.3 (2016): 554-559.Iammarino, Nicholas K., and Thomas W. O’Rourke. “The challenge of alternative facts and the rise of misinformation in the digital age: Responsibilities and opportunities for health promotion and education.” American journal of health education 49.4 (2018): 201-205.
Lewis, Paul. “Fiction is outperforming reality”: How YouTube’s algorithm distorts truth.” The Guardian 2 (2018): 2018.
Meserole, Chris. “How misinformation spreads on social media—And what to do about it.” The Brookings Institution (May 9, 2018), https://www.brookings. edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/05/09/how-misinformation-spreads-on-social-media-and-what-to-do-about-it (2018).
O’Connor, Cailin. How Misinformation Spreads-and Why We Trust It. Scientific American, Sept. 2019, http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-misinformation-spreads-and-why-we-trust-it/.
Roberts, David. YouTube Has a Big Climate Misinformation Problem It Can’t Solve. Vox, 26 Jan. 2020, http://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2020/1/26/21068473/youtube-climate-change-misinformation-epistemic-crisis.
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Wood, Mike. “How Does Misinformation Spread Online?” Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, 6 Dec. 2018, http://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/web-mistrust/201812/how-does-misinformation-spread-online.

Educational creators featured in this video:
Jordan Harrod – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1H1NWNTG2Xi3pt85ykVSHA
SciShow – https://www.youtube.com/user/scishow
Tom Scott – https://www.youtube.com/user/enyay
ASAP Science – https://www.youtube.com/user/AsapSCIENCE
ViHart – https://www.youtube.com/user/Vihart
DrawCuriosity – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOs_jEnQF2ePJzjJTgRtunA
TierZoo – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHsRtomD4twRf5WVHHk-cMw
Wannabe Linguist – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkl3U62tqz-4SDxbqjn4G7A
Kurzgesagt – https://www.youtube.com/user/Kurzgesagt
Sabrina Cruz – https://www.youtube.com/user/NerdyAndQuirky
msbeautyphile – https://www.youtube.com/user/msbeautyphile
CGP Grey – https://www.youtube.com/user/CGPGrey
Hot Mess – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsaEBhRsI6tmmz12fkSEYdw
Jabrils – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQALLeQPoZdZC4JNUboVEUg
CrashCourse – https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse
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