Other Names:
Obscuring facts
Concealing meaning of information

Obfuscation usually occurs when a party is obliged or required to provide information that may not present either themselves or their preferred interpretation of the information in the way they would like. Obfuscation is the concealment of information or its meaning within obtuse language or vague terms.


Technical agencies, governments, the military and politicians are all known to obfuscate the facts of matters they do not wish the general public to comment upon.

Broader Problems:
Selective perception of facts
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST