False Flags refer to the application of a usual military tactic; an attempt to deceive some group that some military operation had done a military action which they have not done. Within GamerGate, it is usually applied to Anti-GG attempts to construe an apparent doxing, comment, or action to have been done by GamerGate when in fact it had been done by Anti-GG.
The following list are known and documented attempts that have been found so far.
|Date Discovered||Date Started||Details||Links|
|2014/10/25||2014/10/16 ??||Users of the Something Awful forums admit to being behind the negative media response. One user is quoted as saying:
"The New York Times front page! We did it! Goon-started drama has hit the NYT!"
|Topic on SomethingAwful, Archive|
|2014/09/13||2014/09/13||A twitter user offers early demo codes for Super Smash Bros 3DS to people who tweet nasty things under the #GamerGate hashtag. Quote:
"Just got some more codes, first ten people to tweet "Drop Dead @TheQuinnspiracy #GamerGate gets a #SSB4 code!"