Earlier in his YouTube career, it is speculated Greg would be subtle when directing his fans to attack or defend. For example, he would talk about how a specific person was hurting or attacking him, allegedly knowing fans would find that person to attack them and defend Greg. When this would be brought up to him, he would say something along the lines of "I don't control my fans." (Source)
A well known example of this was in 2012 when he began complaining that the alimony payments he owed his ex-wife were making him suicidal, fans began attacking her YouTube channel and Facebook so harshly, it's believed to be the reason behind her abandonment of these social media accounts. Greg made an attempt to stop his fans from sending her rape threats with a Facebook status. (Source)
Greg is now more direct when using his fans as a personal army. This seemingly began when he self published the book Stones To Abbigale through Amazon in 2015. He did not believe the negative reviews his book was receiving were from people that had actually read the book. To combat the negative reviews and (as he put it) to prove how flawed Amazon's review system is, he directed his fans spam reviews the reviews with reviews about dinosaurs. ($ource)
Since then, Greg seemingly has been directing his fans to spam more and more often.
A more notable example of this behavior was in the Feb 13, 2017 video "I Need You" where he explained he does not like the search results that come up when you search "Onision". He is also not happy that he finally got a Wikipedia page (according to him, he was previously banned from having a page), but they quoted him as "YouTube's Most Troubled Star". He directs his fans to spam his new Wikipedia page, his Wikitubia page, and his Lolcow Wiki. [Admin note: and this is why this wiki is not editable] He tells them to write things such as he was abducted by aliens and that he died of AIDs. He also directs his fans to spam definitions for the word "Banana" on Urban Dictionary. ($ource) Wikipedia quickly reverted the article and locked the page from further editing.
Attacks & Spam Directed by Greg
- Stones To Abbigale
- This Is Why I Hate You
Urban Dictionary Definitions
- Encyclopedia Dramatica
- Lolcow Wiki