disinformation love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Deliberately misleading information announced publicly or leaked by a government or especially by an intelligence agency in order to influence public opinion or the government in another nation: "He would be the unconscious channel for a piece of disinformation aimed at another country's intelligence service” ( Ken Follett).
  • n. Dissemination of such misleading information.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The dissemination of intentionally false information to deliberately confuse or mislead.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

Possibly translation of Russian dezinformatsiya.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From dis- + information, perhaps after Russian дезинформация (dezinformácija), in turn from French désinformation. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The term disinformation suggests that Linn knowingly spread inaccurate information.

    Are Progressives Being Duped by a Megacorporation's Disinformation Attacks?

  • GENEVA — The U. N.'s top human rights official hailed the global body's second racism conference as a success Friday, despite what she called a disinformation campaign that almost derailed the meeting.

    UN Rights Chief Claims Durban A Success, Slams Critics

  • GENEVA — The U. N.'s top human rights official hailed the global body's second racism conference as a success Friday, despite what she called a disinformation ...

    MJ Rosenberg: Israeli Army Killed His Three Daughters but Palestinian Lobbies for Reconciliation

  • HENRY: Earlier, he took the fight to conservative talk radio, pushing back on what he calls disinformation ...

    CNN Transcript Aug 20, 2009

  • Nkuna blamed this perception on what he described as disinformation by state agents to exarcebated friction between ANC members in the area.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Rejecting accusations by the ANC that the document was part of what it called a disinformation campaign, Stadler said his observations were based on facts and thorough research.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He acknowledged Ambassador has spent a "significant amount" to fight the project but said it's necessary to counter what he characterizes as disinformation from politicians bent on building a rival crossing that would steal customers.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • The U. N.'s top human rights official hailed the global body's second racism conference as a success Friday, despite what she called a disinformation campaign that almost derailed the meeting.

    WAVY TV

  • GENEVA -- The U. N.'s top human rights official hailed the global body's second racism conference as a success Friday, despite what she called a disinformation campaign that almost derailed the meeting.

    Kentucky.com: Homepage

  • GENEVA - The U. N.'s top human rights official hailed the global body's second racism conference as a success Friday, despite what she called a disinformation campaign that almost derailed the meeting.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

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