Agent Provocateur describes a person assigned to collect information as moles and provoke unrest, violence, debate, or argument within a group while acting as a member of the group but covertly serving the interests of another rival group or hostile organization. In general, agents provocateurs seek to disrupt a group's activities secretly from within. Any additional transaction costs that can impose on a group are usually counted as success.
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- Activist John
- Video of suspected agents provacateurs at Pittsburgh G20
- GOP Site Plans To Infiltrate Liberal Sites With “Trolls” by Casey Gane-McCalla. News One. July 28, 2011.
- Video: Israel Plants armed “stone throwers” among Palestinian Protestors Ali Abunimah. Electronic Intifada. October 7, 2015.
- Undercover operations against Israeli Jewish peace and human rights activists +972 Magazine