Far-right ‘trying to ruin the Government’s LGBT survey’ with false submissions

Far-right trolls have been trying to distort the results of the Government’s first LGBT survey.

The initiative, which was launched by the Government Equalities Office, is designed to be an opportunity for LGBT+ people to have their say on the future of the Government’s equality policies.

More than 60,000 people have already responded to the consultation, which opened on Sunday and ends in October, but there are fears that it may be derailed by false submissions written by users of internet forum 4chan.

One user posted a link to the survey on the site’s /pol/ section, where users post “politically incorrect” comments, and urged others to troll it with racist and homophobic responses.