“There’s a long history in the United States that goes back to at least the 1960s and the infiltrators were federal agents who infiltrated both student organizations, the Black Panthers, and also the Klu Klux Klan,” says David Meyer, a professor at the University of California Irvine who studies social movements. He notes that before the internet, it was harder to pretend to be part of a movement, because it required showing up in person to planning meetings for protests. But on the internet, anonymous account creators can more easily pose as a member of any group.

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