There are a lot of "experienced" users that are not knowledgeable and give incorrect answers. The voting system on SE sites is not perfect but is intended to help that (although I do think downvotes should be weighted equal to upvotes, also you cannot downvote comments).
Some of the things you can do about it are the following:
- Trust that if the reader does take incorrect information as correct, eventually at some point down the line, they will realize it was incorrect and all will be right again.
- Politely explain in a follow-up comment why the information is incorrect. If your explanation is effective, a reader will be able to discern for themselves what is correct and what is not.
- Downvote if possible, not to "punish" the offender, but to indicate to other readers that the information may not be valid.
One thing that I think is easy to forget is that while a reader may not be knowledgeable on a subject, they are still a human with at least some ability to either make their own conclusions, or learn later that their conclusions were incorrect. Too often we try to convince the person who made the incorrect statement that they are wrong, and completely forget that a reader may not need as much convincing.
So I would say, point out the mistake (in an effective way), let it slide (don't spend time arguing), and trust other readers to be the judge. In the worst case, a reader may have the wrong idea for a while, and eventually they will make their own observations that challenge what they read in the past.
In general, the internet is full of misinformation and it is an unfortunate but unavoidable consequence of the social freedom it provides.