There are three kinds of information disturbance that we need to understand together so that we can be more careful before believing it as a fact.
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These three are;
Misinformation is a type of misinformation spread by people who
believe it to be true.
Disinformation is misinformation that is intentionally spread by people who know it is wrong.
Misinformation is information that is correct but used to harm.
After understanding the various types of dis/misinformation, it is important for us to select information from reliable sources.
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We can be more observant and introspective in sorting and selecting information obtained from each of the platforms available online.
We often find hoax content widely spread, including through social media, instant messaging applications, and video-sharing sites.
The latest data compiled by the Indonesian Anti-Defamation Society (Mafindo) and CekJadi.com shows that the number of hoaxes circulating in Indonesia from 1 January to 16 November 2020 totaled 2,024 pieces of content.
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