disinformation

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Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ information, perhaps after Russian дезинформация (dezinformácija), in turn from French désinformation.[1]

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disinformation (usually uncountable, plural disinformations)

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

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  1. ^ disinformation” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).