In this age of social media, scams, and artificial intelligence, it's sometimes hard to tell what is true or false.
Misinformation is inaccurate information - getting the facts wrong. Disinformation is also erroneous information - but intentionally misstating the facts to mislead you. Both are dangerous and pernicious. Misinformation is an error, while disinformation is deceitful, destructive, and divisive.
We see misinformation and disinformation in many fitness, health, and well-being areas. Throughout July and August, watch for our Facebook posts with tips to help you determine the accuracy of what you read on social media or the statements you hear from well-meaning friends.
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