[Fis] Discommunication

Joseph Brenner joe.brenner at bluewin.ch
Mon May 11 10:36:06 CEST 2020

Greetings and best wishes for the health and safety of all.


The subject of discommunication, defined as an attempt to pervert the
process of communication of information itself, was implicit in our previous
discussion. The term is not used rigorously. Miscommunication conveys the
same idea as misinformation, failure in communication, for any reason.
Discommunication should convey the additional idea of intent to mislead,


Discommunication seems to me to refer more directly than in the
disinformation case to the consequences for the sender as well as receiver.
In popular language, one talks about people who "can't stop lying" or who
"lie so much they no longer can discern truth from falsehood".  One, of
many, current examples of discommunication, grandeur nature, supports this



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