I found and read an old book called The Lost State of Franklin. This book was written before the word "conspiracy theorist" became a popular method of shooting the messenger.
Shooting the messenger is an age old method of censorship: see Jesus for one example.
These methods, or trends, are not news.
In the old book called The Lost State of Franklin there was a small report concerning the practice of white people dressing up as Indians and then those white people dressed up as Indians are seen by witnesses as those white people dressed up as Indians slaughter families of white settlers who are settling on the Frontier during those early days of this country of white people on Indian lands.
So the trend here is for the people who are on the side of doing any evil thing needed to get what they want are resorting to evil things, like shooting the messenger, and false flags.
Why is that new to anyone?