Misinformation — false or misleading information shared without explicit intent to deceive — is a concern on the left and right. Some believe misinformation is a grave threat, and the spreading of falsehoods is a danger to democracy. Others believe "misinformation" is a propaganda term used to justify silencing certain people or those sharing dissenting perspectives.

In a polarized political and media landscape, accusations of misinformation are often applied to any position or perspective that one group finds objectionable or concerning. What, then, constitutes “misinformation” or "disinformation" for one group may simply represent another group’s honest estimation of the truth.

How can you tell misinformation from truth? AllSides provides multiple perspectives from the left, center, and right, so you can get the full picture and think for yourself. This page curates fact checks, balanced news, and original misinformation analysis to help you parse fact from fiction.

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