disinformation (n.). The dissemination of deliberately false information, esp. when supplied by a government or its agent to a foreign power or to the media, with the intention of influencing the policies or opinions of those who receive it” [OED], 1955, from Russian dezinformatsiya (1949).
Whether certain media and internet outlets have simply been useful idiots or are just embarrassing themselves through their own willful ignorance and biases is grounds for debate. The poor quality of their work product is less debatable.
- Twitter and others began to expose the full breadth and depth of media self-censorship by smothering the New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s emails to set up a meeting between a Ukrainian official and then-Vice President Joe Biden, as CRC president Scott Walter noted. (October 15, 2020).
- Fallout from Russiagate (the Trump-Russia collusion hoax) continues, exposing the mendacity and incompetence of many in media and government, as guest author J.D. Gordon explains. (October 16, 2020)
- Ken Braun shows that respected academics have found more holes in the New York Times’s misnamed 1619 Project than a slice of Swiss cheese. (May 14, 2020)