Over the years it's become obvious to me that some conspiracy theories (hypo-fucking-thesis, can we speak English?) are obviously fake, so obvious that no sane person could really believe them, and so seem posted to discredit or distract from ALL hypothesis.
They regularly seem to pop up whenever there is a serious issue afoot.
'False flag' doesn't really fit. And no, it's too regular and often too well-done to believe that there are just some dumbshits out there that get off on bizarre and stupid ideas.
So what to call this kind of disinformation, such distracting and obviously fake stories? Is there a name for that?