| Frogs, clowns and swastikas|
|Rebuilding the Reich, one meme at a time|
|Buzzwords and dogwhistles|
1.Create significant traction in a movement to replace Sweden's Christian flag with an Islamic crescent.
2. Even those on the left will come to realise how Cucked their nation is if something like this even comes close to being considered by the Government.
|—a very realistic 4chan user|
Operation Swedistan or #ForBetterSweden was an attempted right-wing troll campaign spawned in November 2017 by 4chan's /pol/ board. The campaign allegedly wanted to replace the current flag of Sweden (a yellow Nordic cross on blue background) with a new, migrant-friendly flag (yellow star and crescent on blue background). The campaign produced a fake Avaaz.org petition (3.4k signatures), fake Change.org petition (15 signatures), fake newspaper articles, and a lot of fake adverts (see below).
It didn't work.
The campaign was favorably reported on by conspiracy-riddled InfoWars, creationist-supporting WND, and a few right-wing YouTubers. However, 4chan's 100+ threads on the subject were unable to make the campaign catch on. Searches for "Operation Swedistan" and "ForBetterSweden" were insignificant for all months but December 2017, and searches for "Sweden new flag" have actually decreased over the last five years. Mainstream outlets all noted that the campaign was a hoax, including the BBC, Metro, and even Turkish state media TRT. Avaaz polled its members and took down the petition.
Fake advert: "Sweden has improved. Time to improve our flag. #ForBetterSweden"
Fake advert: "White Christian Men are the biggest obstacle against a progressive global march for peace and acceptance."
Fake advert: "End the hate. Change the state. [....] Let us make a stand. Change the flag. Change our hearts."
- , 4chan
- , Avaaz
- , Change.org
- , Infowars
- , WND
- , The Angry Foreigner on YouTube
- , Wild Smile on YouTube
- , SomeBlackGuy on Twitter
- , Alt-Right TV on YouTube
- "("operation swedistan" OR "forbettersweden") site:4plebs.org", Google Search
- "Operation Swedistan", Google Trends
- "ForBetterSweden", Google Trends
- "Sweden new flag", Google Trends
- , BBC
- , Metro
- , TRT
- , 4chan
- , 4chan