Word of the Day: DISINFORMATION

dis·in·for·ma·tion

noun \(ˌ)dis-ˌin-fər-ˈmā-shən\

: false information that is given to people in order to make them believe something or to hide the truth

Full Definition of DISINFORMATION

:  false information deliberately and often covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth

Examples of DISINFORMATION

  1. The government used disinformation to gain support for the policy.

First Known Use of DISINFORMATION

1939
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