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By going the way of this approach, you could end up doing "all of the time", for "none of the crime".

But to a less severe intensity of the intended effects and implications, as you alluded to, fake news and trolls create all types of hoaxes daily, for money, likes, views, and lulz. Even elaborate prankz and "social experiments", and alternative reality games. Almost everyone has made a fake account or profile, catfish, etc. These things create all kinds of noise and unintended consequences, but a lot of that is just noise falls on deaf ears, and there is a segment of the public that becomes increasingly discerning ofthese things, though there will never be a short supply of dupes.

With all the talk of "Russian meddling" and "Russian hackers", everyone is well aware, especially gov and army, of it, and the cyber domain takes more deliberate attention and integration within the concept of multi-domain operations that will gradually become doctrine.

The thing with stratagems is that they're not necessarily more effective. as a strategy to gain an advantage, the more complex it is, or the more false options you present your opponent. In battle, misdirection is not an end in itself, but a "force multiplier" for your maneuvers (in which ever domain, or multi-domain). You could masterly construct an Inception-like dream within a dream for someone, but what if you're still trapped in someone else's head? "The spectacle is the guardian of that sleep." (lol). Though "the spectacle" could be conceived as, among many other things for such an all-encompassing-to-the-point-of-being-annoying term, a (mis)direction that is an end in itself. This just a loose thought to bring some other things in to think about, not anything profound in itself.

In short, yeah this is something you could do, but how do you do it in a way that you get something out of it, be it thrills or something else, while not getting caught. There's the older precedent of signal jamming/hacking, culture jamming. In a way those projects were more ambitious and difficult to realize, and at the same time had less impact/"views". A viral video can be made and shared with less effort and potentially get many more views. But so what?

I'm rambling a bit, but it's because you pose an interesting thing to consider. Debord was already deep into this when he wrote "Comments on the Society of the Spectacle". But do we want to double down on things that require people glued to screens? Is it really a diversion or a distraction to the viewers, or is it just as a decoy for the content creators in this example?

What about the alternative; actions that have no witnesses or accounts of it, no media presence?

Believe me, i've considered your proposal, and even dabbled in it, but in more "harmless" attempts. What did get out of it? Beyond the learning experience, maybe not more than a few confused and disappointed dupes, who will be more wary next time.
Sometimes this puppet shadow theater approach, makes you think you're somehow in control of all these little pawns and that your tendrils have influences far and wide, like Debord deluded himself. A conscious projection of strength to deceive others can become a self delusion of grandeur. Fooling others for fun can be a power trip, and ultimately it's coercion, for those who have such scruples or ethics.

Still more to think about, interesting proposal. Would like to hear more of what you think.