disinformation disinformation  /dɪ ˌzɪn fər ˈmeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) misinformation that is deliberately disseminated in order to influence or confuse rivals (foreign enemies or business competitors etc.)

Usage(s):

  1. Except they're not quite factsand since this sort of tax disinformation is pretty common, I couldn't resist wasting an hour digging up the data to refute them.
  2. In Colorado, he locked in on an angry-looking fellow in a teal T shirt but the guy's fury was directed at the right-wing disinformation campaign.
  3. The current editorial director of The Plain Dealer, the only newspaper, has been waging a campaign of disinformation against us.

News

  • Calle 13's Residente to write song with WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

    Rene Perez Joglar, a.k.a. Residente, outspoken lead singer of the multiple Latin Grammy-winning, politically activist band Calle 13, is teaming up with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on a songwriting session that's intended to strike a blow for free speech and against censorship, "disinformation and media manipulation," according to a statement released by Calle 13's publicist.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

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Quotes

  1. "This is disinformation they're trying to spread," said Stang, who traveled from Colorado Springs, Colorado, to attend the trial.
    on Oct 21, 2007 By: Dorothy Stang Source: Akron Beacon Journal

  2. Mr. Modi said that in the last 24 hours, the country witnessed a "campaign of disinformation in which a section of the media became an instrument of the disinformers."
    on Mar 22, 2010 By: Narendra Modi Source: The Hindu

  3. Braley called the hearing another case of "powerful business lobbying groups" pursuing "well-financed campaigns of half-truths and disinformation."
    on May 25, 2007 By: Bruce Braley Source: San Jose Business Journal (subscription)

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