The purpose of disinformation is to deceive. Large-scale govern-media operations require obedience and acceptance of policy objectives, which typically run contrary to the interest of most people.
Broadly speaking, disinformation can take one of two forms - trying to get the public to believe something which is actually false, and trying to get the public to disbelieve something which is actually true.
A. Acceptance of a false narrative
- Divide the false narrative into component pieces, then repackage each element surrounded by true (but irrelevant) details.
- False narrative is presented by a seemingly credible source (expert).
- Public swallows the false story piece by piece.
B. Rejection of a true narrative
- Divide the truth into component pieces, then repackage each element surrounded by false details. The false details range from plausible to absurd.
- Repackaged truth is presented by a lunatic.
- Public rejects truth, "throwing the baby out with the bath water".