Disinformation is running rampant
Disinformation is the purposeful dissemination of false information intended to mislead or harm. This can manifest in a range of unusual ways, including intentional fabrications and falsities, distortions of reality in which true and false information are blended together and/or deceiving exaggerations that are not corrected. This results in consumers becoming more willing to believe disinformation, particularly on topics that they might not regularly follow, such as an industry’s labor practices, the efficacy of a drug or the nuances of an organization’s corporate finances.
Disinformation has grown exponentially. As its weapons reach economies of scale, additional bad actors are flooding in to inflict financial harm on markets, industries and organizations for their own personal gain.