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Disinformation: A Taxonomy
Technical Reports (CIS)
  • James M. Alexander, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jonathan M Smith, University of Pennsylvania
Document Type
Technical Report
Date of this Version
University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report No. MS-CIS-10-13.
This article outlines steps towards a disinformation theory, a simplified and generalized notion of communication that is intended to be, in some way, misleading or deceptive. The model is derived from Shannon’s communications model, but with an intentional “noise source” and an unintended receiver. Alterations of an image containing a message are used to illustrate a variety of disinformation techniques.
Citation Information
James M. Alexander and Jonathan M Smith. "Disinformation: A Taxonomy" (2010)
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