Misinformation and Disinformation

You know you are in propaganda land when you hear certain words and phrases repeated over and over again.

The hot words of the day are “misinformation” and “disinformation.” Canada’s prime Ken doll, Justin Trudeau, loves uttering these words.

“Mis” means wrong, and “dis” means the opposite or not. So when the propagandists label some bit of info with these words they are saying that the info is not only wrong, but also the opposite of the truth.

But I don’t think they put that much thought into the meanings of “mis” and “dis”. The real reason they say both those words is to be repetitive. Repetition is hypnotic. Propaganda is hypnotic.

Don’t fall for it.