The first is the word parsed quote designed to leave a false impression but that is so gramatically designed that they are covered if called on it.
The second tactic of dis-information (and the most effective) is the unnsourced and unnamed “leak”. By using compliant whore journalists - all manner of lies can be floated
The third tactic is the use of the Third tier wing nutter press to distribute the really bizarre crap for the true believers
All of these stories get out- get play- and then when proved sketchy or utterly false- just disappear- with never any retraction. The result is a population that holds beliefs that are at best- only 20 percent true.