false or misleading information that is spread deliberately to deceive

Disinformation is false or inaccurate information that is spread on purpose [1] and is intended to mislead. It may include the handing out of forged documents, manuscripts, and photographs, or circulating malicious rumors and fabricated intelligence. Quite often this word is used in context of a government or large organisation trying to cause difficulties for a rival.[2]


  1. "Learning Disinformation". The British Library Board. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  2. "Google". Retrieved 6 March 2013.