[dis-in-fer-mey-shuh n, dis-in-]
- false information, as about a country's military strength or plans, publicly announced or planted in the news media, especially of other countries.
Origin of disinformation
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Examples from the Web for disinformation
He said the news of his appointment was not true, that it was disinformation spread by “some intelligence agency and my rivals.”ISIS Targets Afghanistan Just as the U.S. Quits
Sami Yousafzai, Christopher Dickey
December 19, 2014
The founder of Valor por Tamaulipas disputes this version of events and has characterized it as disinformation.She Tweeted Against the Mexican Cartels. They Tweeted Her Murder.
October 21, 2014
At your press conference yesterday, you referred to Russian disinformation concerning the Ukrainian situation.Inside ‘Maidan’: Sergei Loznitsa on His Ukrainian Uprising Doc and Putin’s ‘Fascist’ Regime
May 24, 2014
But, with all due respect to the Putinized founts of disinformation, that is not where things stand at the moment.Bernard-Henri Levy: Ukraine’s Revolutionaries Are Not Fascists
February 26, 2014
One more installment in the epic battle: Eli Lake vs. Obama administration department of Libya disinformation.The White House's Battle Against Truth in Benghazi
October 12, 2012
Middlemen thrive of disinformation, misinformation and lack of information.
Deception, disinformation, and misinformation would be applied massively.
Deception, disinformation, and guile are more crucial in this regime.
Superstitions, prejudices and calumny thrive in the putrid soil of disinformation, mis-information and lack of information.
Deception, misinformation, and disinformation are key components in this assault on the will and understanding of the opponent.
- false information intended to deceive or mislead
Word Origin and History for disinformation
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper