November 14, 2020

Disinformation, Misinformation, and Eurosplaining

By Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion | Last week, Eritrea’s Ministry of Information released a statement, “Le Monde: Irresponsible Accusations against Eritrea,” in which it strongly denounced the claims made in a report by Le Monde, a French outlet, that Eritrea had instigated or was somehow otherwise involved in the recent events that have been unfolding in our region. To discerning readers and observers, this case may be included in the long list of instances of disinformation and misinformation peddled about Eritrea that have taken place over the years.To clarify, although often used interchangeably, disinformation and misinformation are actually quite different. The main thing differentiating them is intent. While misinformation is false or inaccurate information and news that are spread, regardless of intent to mislead, disinformation is spreading false or inaccurate information and news with the explicit intent of….

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