"leaked to throw us off the scent"?

Polyester

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What does the sentence mean?

Mind you, we haven't independently verified any of this info, and it's always possible these details aren't final -- or are even intentionally leaked to throw us off the scent.
 

tedmc

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"To throw somebody off the scent" is an idiom, the meaning of which is obvious. Have you checked it in a dictionary?
 

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If you leak partial or incorrect information to the media, you may send journalists the wrong way to stop them finding out something or everything about something you want to keep hidden.
 
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