Misinformation, as opposed to disinformation, was chosen Monday as Dictionary.com’s word of the year on the tattered coattails of “toxic,” picked earlier this month for the same honor by Oxford Dictionaries in these tumultuous times.
“The rampant spread of misinformation is really providing new challenges for navigating life in 2018,” Solomon told The Associated Press ahead of the word of the year announcement.
“Disinformation would have also been a really, really interesting word of the year this year, but our choice of misinformation was very intentional,” she said.
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Wouldn’t “misinformation” be the result of error, while “disinformation” is a deliberate effort to deceive or confuse?
I agree. It seems like disinformation would be more appropriate. Just throwing it out there.