smear campaign : definition

A smear campaign is an intentional, premeditated effort to undermine an individual’s or group’s reputation, credibility, and character. « Mud slinging », like negative campaigning, most often targets government officials, politicians, political …

smear campaign

A smear campaign, smear tactic or simply smear is a metaphor for activity that can harm an individual or group’s reputation by conflation with a stigmatized group. Sometimes smear is …