Disinfo

Disinfo

The Disinformation Company is a privately held American publishing company that specializes in current affairs titles that seek to expose disinformation. It is headquartered in New York City, New York. Arguably, its most visible publications to date are 50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know and the Everything You Know About (subject) is Wrong series, both by the company's editor-at-large Russ Kick.

History

In 1996, Tele-Communications Inc. (now Comcast) funded a Hollywood-based internet initiative responsible for online projects like the Getty Museum and an internet-based political humor soap opera entitled Candidate 96 . The initiative launched its own interactive website, featuring the tag line; "everything you know is wrong". Soon after site's launch, TCI cancelled funding and support for the site.

The founding team kept it going, winning an award for politics in the first Webby Awards ceremony. The Disinformation Company, as it was now known, was then acquired by Razorfish. Eventually, the Disinformation Company became privately held.

In addition to publishing books, the company also has a home video division as well as multimedia/internet projects.

In 2000, Disinfo organized DisinfoCon, a 12 hour event featuring Richard Metzger, shock rocker Marilyn Manson, underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger, painter Joe Coleman, Douglas Rushkoff, Mark Pesce, Grant Morrison, Robert Anton Wilson, Todd Brendan Fahey and others.

In 2002, the company produced a four-episode documentary series called Disinformation (also known by an alternate title, Disinfo Nation).

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