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disinformation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Government, Communications
disinformationdis‧in‧for‧ma‧tion /ˌdɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃən $ -fər-/ noun [uncountable]  PGTCfalse information which is given deliberately in order to hide the truth or confuse people, especially in political situationsmisinformation government disinformation about the effects of nuclear testing
Examples from the Corpus
disinformationIn a meeting, Mrs Aquino said the rebels had a started a disinformation campaign to weaken her government.But the larger picture is systematically distorted by the military and political calculations concerning the strategic uses of information and disinformation.Wallace says his job was to spread government disinformation to extremist groups.If they exist, these pictures come from specialists in disinformation with a grudge.Inquisitive journalists were told that any contamination was so negligible that it couldn't be measured, a clear piece of disinformation.Williamson is well known to have been a highly successful spy, and high up in the apartheid regime's disinformation network.Logan said government agents are still spreading disinformation about leaders of the political reform movement.In a democracy, we respect the opinions of others while remaining aware of what we call systematic disinformation.But the disinformation was not what bothered Dash about the book and the bowl.The secretiveness of the regime and the often seemingly wilful disinformation provided by its opponents makes matters worse.
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