Red Herring

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A Red Herring is Misinformation or often Disinformation planted among other evidence or facts, designed to distract the investigator from the true guilty party or culprits, and to put them onto the trail of someone who is being framed, to demoralize the investigator when when the misinformation leads to a dead end, or to just buy time for the conspirators. Red Herrings are often used by Disinformation Agents in a Coverup.
One of the two main types of Limited Hangouts consists of Disinformation with a Red Herring trail leading to parties (that could plausibly be behind the thing being covered up) other than the people being covered by the Coverup,