The terms ‘misinformation’ and ‘disinformation’ are often in danger of being used interchangeably in the media space. So, when does ‘misinformation’ become ‘disinformation’? There are significant examples of instances where academic journals have been shown unequivocal evidence of the unreliability of data in a published study, and yet have still dragged their feet over executing a full retraction, opting instead for more passive and less-than-rigorous approaches to informing their readers. Read all about this and the implications, in Mark Bolland’s latest post in the ‘The Scholarly Kitchen’: