Disinformation in 21st century Russia
... is the more recently developed idea of influencing an audience by distracting it through information
overload, as opposed to the form of disinformation that has mostly been used to describe a
technique for covertly influencing the decision-making process in foreign governments by deflecting
what is propaganda
... radio broadcasts and can also extend to any other medium.
Propaganda, in a narrower use of the term, connotates deliberately false or misleading
information that supports or furthers a political cause or the interests of those in power.
The propagandist seeks to change the way people understand an i ...
Disinformation is intentionally false or inaccurate information that is spread deliberately. It is an act of deception and false statements to convince someone of untruth. Disinformation should not be confused with misinformation, information that is unintentionally false.Unlike traditional propaganda techniques designed to engage emotional support, disinformation is designed to manipulate the audience at the rational level by either discrediting conflicting information or supporting false conclusions. A common disinformation tactic is to mix some truth and observation with false conclusions and lies, or to reveal part of the truth while presenting it as the whole (a limited hangout).Another technique of concealing facts, or censorship, is also used if the group can affect such control. When channels of information cannot be completely closed, they can be rendered useless by filling them with disinformation, effectively lowering their signal-to-noise ratio and discrediting the opposition by association with many easily disproved false claims.