From the Introduction: "This policy brief - the first of two in a series - uses the term disinformation to broadly refer to content that is false and has potentially negative impacts. These impacts can have fatal consequences during a pandemic. The intent of the agent producing or sharing the inaccurate content can differentiate disinformation from misinformation. The production of content promising fake treatments for reasons of private profit is an example of 'disinformation'. But it can be described as 'misinformation' when the same content is believed to be true, and is then shared with the intention of being helpful."
Policy Brief No. 1
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