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Misrepresentation is a form of rhetorical deception in which someone describes someone else's position inaccurately.

The intent may be accidental, or either of:

If the misrepresentation is accidental, then the arguer will not repeat the misrepresentation once corrected, and is not intentionally committing a rhetorical deception. If, however, the arguer continues to misrepresent the same position (without at least a disclaimer that they've previously misunderstood it so they might still be explaining it wrong), this is a sign of bad faith.