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7th Jan '17 6:46:12 PM CharlesPhipps
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* This is basically what Viktor Marchenko is in ''VideoGame/DeusExMankindDivided''. He's working for the Illuminati in order to goad the Augmented Rights Coalition into terrorist attacks. He believes, once they've killed a bunch of innocent people, the Illumiinati will be able to pass their Human Restoration Act.
8th Oct '16 12:47:31 AM Medinoc
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'', This is the common tactic of Genestealer cults: Their aim is to incite rebellion and civil war across the whole world they're established on, which they do by infiltrating both sides. That way they can ensure the Arbites will shoot at peaceful demonstrators, as well as ensure most demonstrators won't be peaceful to begin with, and violence will escalate.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', This is the common tactic of Genestealer cults: Their aim is to incite rebellion and civil war across the whole world they're established on, which they do by infiltrating both sides. That way they can ensure the Arbites will shoot at peaceful demonstrators, as well as ensure most demonstrators won't be peaceful to begin with, and violence will escalate.
8th Oct '16 12:45:48 AM Medinoc
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'', This is the common tactic of Genestealer cults: Their aim is to incite rebellion and civil war across the whole world they're established on, which they do by infiltrating both sides. That way they can ensure the Arbites will shoot at peaceful demonstrators, as well as ensure most demonstrators won't be peaceful to begin with, and violence will escalate.
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6th Oct '16 4:37:27 PM gophergiggles
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* Some people have assumed that Website/{{Tumblr}} has been the targets of these - not because the government wishes to discredit the Social Justice movement(s) prevalent on the site, but because {{Troll}}s are simply bored and want to dismantle the movement(s) by invoking PoesLaw.

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* Some people have assumed that Website/{{Tumblr}} has been the targets of these - not because the government wishes to discredit the Social Justice movement(s) prevalent on the site, but because {{Troll}}s are simply bored and want to dismantle the movement(s) by invoking PoesLaw. One ''infamous'' example of this was [=#TakeDown4Chan=], which [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant went about as well as you would expect]]. It's been both claimed and suspected that the entire farce was started by 4Chan, though [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment lets just leave it at that]].
15th Aug '16 12:16:20 AM PaulA
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** Frustrated by the inherently reactionary nature of his job as an Imperial Auditor, Miles briefly ponders the probability of convincing the Emperor to deploy an Auditor ''Provocateur''.

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** Frustrated In ''Literature/{{Komarr}}'', frustrated by the inherently reactionary nature of his job as an Imperial Auditor, Miles briefly ponders the probability of convincing the Emperor to deploy an Auditor ''Provocateur''.
14th Aug '16 7:34:54 PM PaulA
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* ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]]'': [[spoiler:Byerly]] is actually an [=ImpSec=] agent working to support Lord Dono's claim to the countship. Or at least to [[spoiler:actively encourage the rather [[GroinAttack extreme shenanigans]] Dono's rival attempts.]]
** [[spoiler: Byerly's]] ''job'' was merely to observe, and report any suspicious activity. His working as an agent provocateur [[spoiler: against Richars]] was done entirely on his own. [=ImpSec=] had no official interest in which side won the Countship.

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* ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]]'': ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
** In ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'':
[[spoiler:Byerly]] is actually an [=ImpSec=] agent working to support tasked with observing the politics surrounding Lord Dono's claim to the countship. Or at least countship, who chooses to [[spoiler:actively encourage the rather [[GroinAttack extreme shenanigans]] Dono's rival attempts.]]
** [[spoiler: Byerly's]] ''job'' was merely to observe, and report any suspicious activity. His working as an agent provocateur [[spoiler: against Richars]] was done entirely on his own. [=ImpSec=] had no official interest in which side won the Countship.
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6th Jul '16 2:21:07 AM Adept
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* ''DeathOnTheNile'' has one of these as the RedHerring.

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* ''DeathOnTheNile'' ''Literature/DeathOnTheNile'' has one of these as the RedHerring.
14th Jun '16 9:54:57 PM youngbond007
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Not to be confused with the 1984 Music/Foreigner album.

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Not to be confused with the 1984 Music/Foreigner Music/{{Foreigner}} album.
14th Jun '16 9:54:27 PM youngbond007
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Not to be confused with the 1984 Music/Foreigner album.
7th Jun '16 1:53:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Sten}}'': Mercury Corps uses this as a matter of course. Sten incites rebellion on Vulcan by fulfilling the Mig folk story of "one of their own" who will get out, return, and lead them to freedom. Especially effective because he is, and does.

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* ''{{Sten}}'': ''Literature/{{Sten}}'': Mercury Corps uses this as a matter of course. Sten incites rebellion on Vulcan by fulfilling the Mig folk story of "one of their own" who will get out, return, and lead them to freedom. Especially effective because he is, and does.
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