disinformation

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Etymology[edit]

1955. From dis- +‎ information, calqued from Russian дезинформа́ция (dezinformácija),[1] a word coined by Joseph Stalin c. 1923 (see the Wikipedia article). Doublet of dezinformatsiya.

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disinformation (usually uncountable, plural disinformations)

  1. False information intentionally disseminated to deliberately confuse or mislead.
  2. Fabricated or deliberately manipulated content. Intentionally created conspiracy theories or rumors.
    • 2019, “Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder”, in Scientific American[1]:

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  1. ^ disinformation” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2021.