Misinfographics

Misinfographics are infographics with false or misleading information. In some cases, they may also be classified as a forgery when they borrow an existing organization's brand aesthetics and logo in order to make it seem as if the content was coming from the organization.

The #SaveTheChildren hashtag within QAnon uses misinfographics to publicize human trafficking statisitcs. Vox notes that moms on Instagram sharing “aesthetically pleasing” posts have been “critical” to its spread.
1 A Casebook example of a misinfographic can be found in “Misinfographic: The Spread of JihadChart in India,” where a misinfographic titled “Jihad: The Holy war to spread Islam” appeared on Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter to capitalize on and further promote anti-Muslim bias. 

Misinfographics are a Casebook value under the "Tactics" variable in the code book.

  • 1. Rebecca Jennings, “We’re in the Middle of Another Moral Panic. What Can We Learn from the Past?,” Vox, September 25, 2020, https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/9/25/21453036/save-the-children-qanon-human-trafficking-satantic-panic.

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