There is often nothing wrong with the information itself. But the problem is, the information doesn’t tell the whole story. Or that it is (consciously or unconsciously) misinterpreted. The misleading frame often popped up during the corona crisis, for example in the discussion about vaccines. Science journalist Marten Muscleman often speaks out on Twitter against this kind of fake news.
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For example, in the tweet above, he debunks the message that the Pfizer vaccine is deadly. The message comes from an official scientific Mexico Phone Number study. Nothing fake about it. But it’s not the whole story. That same study says no deaths in the study group were related to the vaccine. But that does not tell the person who shares the original message. In this way, correct information can also mislead. Also read: Deep fakes: how AI makes fake news even more dangerous.
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Misleading Context In misleading context ( false context ) we are still dealing with information that is true in itself. But with this form of fake news, the information is placed in a different context. For example, think of old information that is presented as new. Screenshot of Abbie Richards Tweet about fake news This happens a lot with social media content surrounding the Russian invasion of Ukraine. For example, disinformation researcher Abbie Richards found that a sound clip from February 23, 2021 has been reused in more than 13,000 TikToks in recent weeks in combination with other videos.