@alexbuzzbee In b4 the "ache fews" crowd:
Yes, the Internet Research Agency is absolutely guilty of this, and high awareness of epistemic techniques goes back to Lenin ("First sieze the telegraphs").
They're not the only ones, however. The US's COINTELPRO archives are online (https://vault.fbi.gov/cointel-pro) and show tactics used _within the US_ in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. That's supposedly Not Done Anymore, though there are clearly actions abroad (Shrub and WMD, others).
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