Applied to The Point of Trade by Adam Shimi at 4mo

Narrowly, deconfusion is a specific branch of AI alignment research, discussed in MIRI's 2018 research update. More broadly, the term applies to any domain. Quoting from the research update:

By deconfusion, I mean something like “making it so that you can think about a given topic without continuously accidentally spouting nonsense.”

Created by Abram Demski at 7mo