Western Spy Agencies Infiltrating, Warping World of Online Activism

According to newly published documents, Western spy agencies like the GCHQ and NSA have developed sophisticated online operations in which covert agents infiltrate online communities, networks and forums in order to “manipulate, deceive”—even destroy the reputations of—targeted individuals and groups even if those people have not be charged, or necessarily accused, of a crime. Building on his previous reporting about so-called “dirty tricks” used by GCHQ to ensare, trap, and

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