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tr.v. dis·in·formed, dis·in·form·ing, dis·in·forms
To give disinformation to.

[Back-formation from disinformation.]

dis′in·form′er, dis′in·form′ant n.


vb (tr)
to deliberately supply false information to
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To misinform is to inadvertently share false information; to disinform is to deliberately create and share information known to be false.
Thus, the military trolls will try to distribute fake news through commenting on mainstream news posts and upvote through sharing and commenting the fakes ones and their purpose is to disinform the society and alter opinions.
These rumors are meant to disinform and mislead the public and sabotage the hard work and efforts of Secretary Mariano to achieve genuine land reform, the statement said.
And the danger looks less like old-fashioned espionage than like postmodern mischief: not just cyber-attacks but also major efforts to use media, think tanks, political parties, and other organs of opinion in Europe to disinform, disorient, and disrupt.
This resulted in an article accusing Zizianov of being an "international spy," a German agent in Russian during the World War, and most recently Grigory Zinoviev's personal agent in America, sent to spy upon and disinform "patriotic organizations.
18) A typical example from 2006 was prefaced with the quotation, then began: "Propaganda machines are dangerous, even more so in a democracy than in a totalitarian regime, because their goal is to confuse, disinform, lie, raise fear and manipulate the opinions of the people" [original underlined].
Adding that the websiteAAEs overall objective appeared to be to disinform and Aolead readers to false conclusions, mixing fact and fiction and to
Up and down the ballot, while spending records fall like rotten fruit, the 2006 effort has been to disinform.
By conceiving a ground for the poem as constellating potentially new social formations, Davidson suggests the poem has a fundamental value as a contrary product in a time when "pedagogical, juridical, and political systems have the power to redefine and disinform on a massive scale" (220).
The historical evidence he so thoroughly investigated (especially his chapter on swindles) shows that overpromoters' ability to disinform potential suckers in a persuasive manner can play a central role in amplifying and prolonging speculative bubbles.
It seems quite probable that all one would need to do to touch off a spate of 'cargo-thinking' in Melanesia would be, however inadvertently, to disinform the 'natives' about our own world just exactly as we ourselves have been disinformed about it.
After some swipes in a later New Orleans speech at Rush Limbaugh for issuing the "sort of disinformation" that "damages our democracy" and "dumbs down our civic discourse:" Hundt argued that "in a real sense, Rush Limbaugh's freedom to inform-and to disinform tends on our government's commitment to insuring a diversity of voices over the public airwaves in both local and national markets.