disinformation love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Dissemination of such misleading information.

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

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

Etymologies

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From dis- + information, perhaps after Russian дезинформация (dezinformácija), in turn from French désinformation.

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