Somebody at reddit was complaining about “desinformation agents” This was my answer:
Desinformation only works with people that have poor critical and independent thinking.
Scientists had known since the beggining of using the scientific method an universal solution for misleading information/data: independent confirmation by direct observations/experiments of the claims. That will take care of any fake, wrong data, wrong interpretatiion, etc.
So the obvious solution for your valid concerns and one taken by many in this area of interest today including myself is to make direct obsetvations and accept only what these observations support. This simple approach is inmune to any kind of desinformation or similar. I strongly suggest you and anybody else to follow it.