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black propaganda



black propaganda (uncountable)

  1. False or unverified propaganda, especially appearing to come from an enemy's own sources; disinformation.
    • 1990, Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game, Folio Society 2010, p. 13:
      Masters at black propaganda, the Mongols saw to it that hair-raising tales of their barbarity were carried ahead of them as they advanced across Asia, devastating kingdom after kingdom, towards a quaking Europe.