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Christchurch shooting was a false flag operation

Summary of Disinformation

The Christchurch shooting was a false flag operation with the purpose of restricting gun laws in New Zealand.


This claim is a conspiracy theory presented without any evidence. Alleging false flag operations is a common tactic of pro-Kremlin disinformation.

The Christchurch shooter, a man named Brenton Tarrant, was a white supremacist who espoused racist and anti-immigrant views, which were detailed in a manifesto that he sent to numerous people just a few minutes before the shooting. His attack had ideological motives and there is no evidence to support the conspiracy theory that he is somehow linked to the New Zealand government or to any other government.

For more cases about the Christchurch shooting, see here.

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Reported in: Issue 162
Date: 05.08.2019
Language: Czech
Country: New Zealand
Keywords: false flag, Terrorism, Conspiracy
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Aeronet
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