The Yes Men did not invent "disinformation"
We know, that should be obvious. It apparently isn't.
In a article from this Sunday's New York Times, media columnist Ben Smith seems to misread a Scientific American article from a year ago, asserting that the author "traces the modern practice of 'disinformation'... to the anti-corporate activists the Yes Men, famous for hoaxed corporate announcements and other stunts."
This is false. The author, Joan Don…