If you say something that isn't true, you are broadcasting a lie.
But I'm searching for a term that can be used in a broader, largely political context. To put it in perspective, we might ask what the enemies of truth are. They include...
lies (e.g. Fukushima radiation is harmless)
lies of omission (e.g. WHAT radiation?)
propaganda (e.g. Fukushima radiation off the U.S. Pacific Coast is well below levels that meet government guidelines)
diversion (e.g. California's biggest problem has to be Bruce Jenner!)
So if all the factual information about Fukushima radiation (or any other topic) can be characterized as TRUTH, what would you call the sum of all the lies, propaganda and lies of omission?
If you can't think of a good term, I welcome suggestions for such a term (note the coin-a-term tag, which I created recently).
In fact, if it's allowed, I would tentatively like to accept TWO correct answers. If anyone suggests a really good existing term, that's the correct answer. But if anyone can also suggest a really cool new term, I'll give them 25 bonus points, if that's allowed. Actually, I've never offered bonus points before, so I'm not sure how it works, but I'm sure someone will help me figure it out ;)
P.S. I posted two tags - term and coin-a-term - but it rejected both, instead listing neologisms.