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Misrepresentation is a false representation of a person or of opinions or of positions. Sometimes misrepresentations can be used maliciously to misstate the wording of a person's position to make it seem like they are adopting a different position. Occasionally, misrepresentations can be done unintentionally, usually because of a failure of comprehension and poor paraphrasing.

Compare prejudice.

See also

Cognitive bias; Confirmation bias; Enmity; Invincible ignorance; Fallacy of invincible ignorance; Fallacy of analogy; Straw man fallacy; Putting words in someone's mouth