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A look at the word 'disinformation' and at the verb 'to disinform'.   Share:  
Thrust of argument: In America and its colonies, the definition of the 'English' word 'disinformation' is currently given as: "false information deliberately and often covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth" (see the link in the references below) - which is a fair enough definition. Direction of resistance / implied resistance: Nonetheless, I think this fails to convey precisely what disinforming people really is and why it needs to be loathed (and not praised as some skilful way to get laid or steal people's oil, etc).


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Removal of resistance: If people are informed (by fact, events, logic, etc) and come to conclusion x, naturally, that could be construed as, let us say, advantageous outcome (for those involved) y.

If someone wants to screw those people over and exploit the situation to that own someone's advantage, sucking it out of all involved, one method in the present day is to present information which draws people's attention and beliefs away from the information they would naturally establish as truth if left to their own devices. Thus such people are being 'dis-informed' - ie others are influencing such as to draw them away from being informed, causing them to be 'dis-informed'.
Unification: Understanding that aspect of it is crucial to undertanding how to counter it - whether in yourself of in others, in private or in public.

We also, tragically, live in an era of scientific revisionism and of blind elitism, generating not only a community of "mediocre elites" (a phrase I read in a Pepe Escobar item somewhere recently), but also armies of hyperconsumer minions. Idiots and their idiot armies, armed to the teeth with idiocy.

I suggest you read a bit of Chomsky's "Necessary Illusions" to begin with, and go from there. After that perhaps treat yourself to the wit of Alex Cockburn or the wisdom of P.G. Wodehouse.
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