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dis·in·for·ma·tion

 (dĭs-ĭn′fər-mā′shən)
n.
1. 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).
2. Dissemination of such misleading information.
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disinformation

(ˌdɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃən)
n
false information intended to deceive or mislead
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dis•in•for•ma•tion

(dɪsˌɪn fərˈmeɪ ʃən, ˌdɪs ɪn-)

n.
false and misleading information publicly or secretly released by a government to the international news media or to rival intelligence agencies.
[1965–70; translation of Russian dezinformátsiya < French désinform(er) to misinform]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disinformation - misinformation that is deliberately disseminated in order to influence or confuse rivals (foreign enemies or business competitors etc.)
misinformation - information that is incorrect
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Translations

disinformation

[ˌdɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃən] Ndesinformación f
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disinformation

[ˌdɪsɪnfərˈmeɪʃən] ndésinformation f
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disinformation

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disinformation

[ˌdɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃn] ndisinformazione f
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The UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Parliamentary Select Committee recently published its interim report on Disinformation and 'fake news' following an inquiry.
At a time when voters were subject to a disinformation attack of unprecedented scope, government, media, and the technology industry kept vital information hidden.
A recent report by high-level experts' group under the European Commission has defined all forms of false, inaccurate, or misleading information designed, presented and promoted to intentionally cause public harm or for private profit as disinformation. The Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) bulletin dated May 17, 2018 carries the salient features of the report.
In an blistering attack, Andrew Parker accused the Kremlin of attempting to mislead the world through "bare-faced lies", social media disinformation and ridicule of critics.
The commissioner for the digital economy and society, Mariya Gabriel, was recently handed a report, "A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Disinformation," which details the scope of disinformation and the negative effects it may generate, such as threatening democratic processes and intentionally setting out to harm a variety of sectors, including health and education.
While many have woken up to the realities of Russian disinformation, responding to Moscow and censuring social media cannot be the end of the story.
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BJP chief Amit Shah exhorted party workers on Monday to reach out to its 10 crore new members so that this strength could be utilised in countering the opposition's disinformation campaign against the Modi government.