I am old enough to believe in the true/false binary, where something is either true or false.
However, the progressive communist democrats have, as they are wont to do, redefined the meaning of truth based on one's intentions.
Misinformation is false but not created or shared with the intention of causing harm. -- This is lying with the imprimatur of a progressive communist democrat agenda.
Disinformation is deliberately created to mislead, harm, or manipulate a person, social group, organization, or country. -- This is lying, propaganda, if you will, disseminated by your opposition.
Malinformation is based on fact, but used out of context to mislead, harm, or manipulate. -- This is the most insidious component of the trinity of truth, telling the truth about your opposition in such a manner as to damage their narrative, cause, or agenda. According to the government, malformation is pointing out their lies which impacts government authority and credibility.
The sole purpose of these definitions is not to allow an individual to identify and categorize the information they are receiving but to form the basis for censoring the information they do not want you to receive and leaving information favorable to their narrative, cause, or agenda.
Again, according to the CISA, "Foreign actors use misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation campaigns to cause chaos, confusion, and division. These malign actors are seeking to interfere with and undermine our democratic institutions and national cohesiveness."
But what if these so-called "foreign actors" are, in reality, political factions embedded in the incumbent government or a political party?
As a real-world example, consider the Russia hoax designed by Hillary Clinton and her cadre of progressive communist democrats and advanced by the progressive communist democrats in the government, primarily the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This was clearly disinformation deliberately created to mislead, harm, or manipulate a person, organization, and—namely, President Donald Trump, Trump's political supporters, the GOP organization, and to damage the United States from within.
Consider how Congress promoted this hoax, namely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative Adam Schiff, Chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, who has been caught red-handed lying, leaking, manipulating, and manufacturing evidence against Donald Trump and members of his administration.
And consider the "Fedsurrection," where government insiders disguised as Trump supporters entrapped American citizens as they led them through the labyrinth of congressional hallways to critical points in the Capitol so they could be prosecuted in future proceedings.
Or, if you are open-minded, consider the proposition that the only systemic racism in America arises from the government's promotion of progressive communist democrat's affirmative action programs. And that DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) is re-branded communism, where one class is forced to provide for another class based on their identity. And, in most cases, the part they are reluctant to say out loud is Marx's statement, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs," which refers to the distribution of goods, capital, and services. We are looking at Hegle's dialectic, where our institutions are being hollowed out, and their purpose is inverted to its opposite.
There is sworn testimony and documentary evidence that government actors spied on Americans and proactively encouraged those who ran social media platforms to censor individuals or de-platform them altogether on the government's specious claim they were spreading disinformation or unfounded and debunked conspiracy theories—much of which has been proven to be accurate and illustrative of government falsehoods.
The politicians waffle on and on about accountability. Still, they exempt themselves from the law or rely on their exalted position to protect them against the consequences of their actions. None of those information evildoers have been punished because the progressive communist democrats control the levers of power necessary to hold individuals and organizations accountable.
The clear and present danger of government tyranny.
Summary of Terrorism Threat to the U.S. Homeland
The United States remains in a heightened threat environment fueled by several factors, including an online environment filled with false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM) introduced and/or amplified by foreign and domestic threat actors. These threat actors seek to exacerbate societal friction to sow discord and undermine public trust in government institutions to encourage unrest, which could potentially inspire acts of violence. Mass casualty attacks and other acts of targeted violence conducted by lone offenders and small groups acting in furtherance of ideological beliefs and/or personal grievances pose an ongoing threat to the nation. While the conditions underlying the heightened threat landscape have not significantly changed over the last year, the convergence of the following factors has increased the volatility, unpredictability, and complexity of the threat environment: (1) the proliferation of false or misleading narratives, which sow discord or undermine public trust in U.S. government institutions; (2) continued calls for violence directed at U.S. critical infrastructure; soft targets and mass gatherings; faith-based institutions, such as churches, synagogues, and mosques; institutions of higher education; racial and religious minorities; government facilities and personnel, including law enforcement and the military; the media; and perceived ideological opponents; and (3) calls by foreign terrorist organizations for attacks on the United States based on recent events. <Source>
When the government defines terrorism in terms of information, they are conferring onto themselves the ability to remove or restrict your constitutional rights without due process.
The idea that questioning your government or speaking your mind is somehow a terrorist activity that needs to be monitored and punished is another step toward tyranny.
Folks, we have done it to ourselves. Most individuals are so busy with their daily lives that they don't have the time to read, research, digest, and make sense of the information spewing into their lives with the force of a firehose. Many are so lazy that they prefer curated snapshots and soundbites over longer, well-reasoned expositions.
If we allow the progressive communist democrats to prevail in the 2024 election, we are well and thoroughly screwed. What is at stake is political betrayal and the loss of the concept of the "consent of the governed."
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS