Definition of disinfo in English:



mass nouninformal
  • short for disinformation

    ‘if you want to dissect news for others you need to be able to spot the disinfo’
    short for disinformation
    as modifier ‘there is a massive disinfo campaign across the mainstream media’
    • ‘Maybe it's a combination of fantasy, disinfo, and a sprinkling of truth?’
    • ‘We must look at it as it is, using logic and intuition alike, separating disinfo from reliable information.’
    • ‘It's very much about control, manipulation, and disinfo on a grand scale.’
    • ‘One thing you've got to remember: a good disinfo agent mixes 80% truth with 20% falsehoods.’
    • ‘It is crucial that we do not accept disinfo or other damaging information.’
    • ‘We need to suss out what's real research and what's disinfo.’
    • ‘There's a chance this is real and a chance it's disinfo.’
    • ‘I don't know if it's true or disinfo; I'd have to do some research on it.’
    • ‘There has been one suggestion from sources that have no direct knowledge of events, and thus are susceptible to disinfo, that this story is a cover.’
    • ‘It's hard to collect all your disinfo and lies when you post every second.’


1980s abbreviation.