How it affects you

Disinformation is not harmless. Its purpose is to cause damage, and unless it is neutralized, it can have many serious effects which may be seen in various facets. Disinformation affects you and everyone. False, malicious content can jeopardize individual and public health, political life, the reputation of an individual, group or community, the public standing of a company, and may constitute a criminal offence, among many other consequences. As the tentacles of disinformation wrap around all of us, the responsibility to stop it is also collectively shared.