Main players

As this hoax rolled out in late 2014/early 2015, and then dragged on over the months, it became clear that it involves a rather large cast of players.

For the newbie wanting to make sense of the thing, it can be very difficult to keep track of them all, so we’ve decided to use this page (and its subsidiary pages) to help our readers sort them out.

You can also use the Category and Tag headings on each article to find more information on specific players and topics.