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Disinformation, Misinformation, and Fake News Teach-Out

What is Disinformation, Misinformation, and Fake News? / Lesson 4 of 4

Information Laundering

4 minutes

In this step, Bret Schafer, Media and Digital Disinformation Fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy, compares disinformation campaigns to a money laundering operation.

Reflection: Bret explains how inserting small amounts of false information into many places works as a strategy to spread a larger message of disinformation. Does that metaphor help how you think about disinformation? Can you think of other analogies for spreading fake news?

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