Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Misinformation"

Synonyms of "Misinformation" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between misinformation and disinformation ?
A: misinformation = erroneous information (or an act of providing erroneous information to someone)
disinformation = deliberately false information (as well as campaign to spread such)
Q: What is the difference between misinformation and disinformation and false information ?
A: Misinformation means incorrect or false information. Disinformation is misinformation that is intended to mislead someone.
Q: What is the difference between misinformation and disinformation ?
A: Disinformation is intentionally false or inaccurate information that is spread deliberately.  Disinformation should not be confused with misinformation, information that is unintentionally false. Misinformation means incorrect information.

Translations of "Misinformation"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? misinformation, disinformation, fake news, hoax, mal-information
A: misinformation = lacking of other infos.
disinformation = not the right infos.
fake news = wrong news not accurate
hoax = malicious deception
mal-information = false infos. to affect others

Other questions about "Misinformation"

Q: This misinformation affects public opinion as well as technical staff of rail companies and decision-makers. does this sound natural?
A: Thank you for your reply ^^
Q: This misinformation affects public opinion as well as technical staff of rail companies and decision-makers.
It is in this context (and in an often tense economic, political and social climate in some countries) that managers must take what are in some cases historic decisions regarding transport in general and rail transport in particular. does this sound natural?
A: Misinformation affects public opinion as well as the technical staff of rail companies and decision-makers.
It is in this context (and in an often tense economic, political and social climates in some countries) that managers must take what are in some cases historic decisions regarding transport in general and rail transport in particular.
Q: I am confused about
"Given in particular all the misinformation that we can, I think, rightly believe we’ve heard".
Could someone please rephrase it to a simpler sentence or tell me the meaning?

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The report should be made public, and Congress should receive all the supporting material, said Senator Kamala Harris of California, a Democratic presidential candidate in 2020.

“Given in particular all the misinformation that we can, I think, rightly believe we’ve heard, it is important that the American public receive as much information and that we be as transparent as possible,” Harris said in an interview with CNN on Sunday.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said regulations only require the attorney general to provide him and the panel’s top Democrat a summary of what was found. He called it a “‘who is going to be
pursued criminally if anybody at all’ kind of a summary.”

“He doesn’t have to give us the entire report,” Graham said on Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures.” “If there is no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian intelligence community, then that should be the end of all this.”
A: "we can rightly believe all the misinformation we heard" Yes, exactly. But it is important to understand that we THINK we can rightly believe it, because of the source and because it seems to make sense, but we can't really rightly believe misinformation. It's like, "I heard XY on the television and I believe XY to be right, because of the source and it fits my view of things". But it is false.
I'm sorry. This is a very bad sentence and very confusing. Harris was speaking in an interview and I am sure she can do better if she had a minute to think before answering.

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