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7th Nov '17 7:34:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Judge Dredd crushed the Democracy march on orders of Chief Judge Silver by planting Judges in the crowd and inciting violence so they'd have an excuse to crack down hard on the protestors.
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21st Aug '17 11:30:14 AM SeptimusHeap
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** In the HandOfThrawn Duology, this is the role of "Vengeance", supposedly a grassroots organization of citizens outraged at the political crises ''du jour'', [[spoiler: actually an Imperial infiltration team of maybe a dozen guys, posing as a massive organization]]. In addition to starting riots and otherwise stirring up trouble, they use high-tech stealth blasters and redirection crystals to make it appear that planetary forces (and in one case, Han Solo) are shooting back at protestors. In their final act on Bothawui, they go one step further, [[spoiler: arranging for the planetary shields to be shut down, and infiltrating members onto selected parts of the multispecies fleet in orbit to incite an all-out war by bombarding the planet]].

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** In the HandOfThrawn Literature/HandOfThrawn Duology, this is the role of "Vengeance", supposedly a grassroots organization of citizens outraged at the political crises ''du jour'', [[spoiler: actually an Imperial infiltration team of maybe a dozen guys, posing as a massive organization]]. In addition to starting riots and otherwise stirring up trouble, they use high-tech stealth blasters and redirection crystals to make it appear that planetary forces (and in one case, Han Solo) are shooting back at protestors. In their final act on Bothawui, they go one step further, [[spoiler: arranging for the planetary shields to be shut down, and infiltrating members onto selected parts of the multispecies fleet in orbit to incite an all-out war by bombarding the planet]].
24th Jun '17 10:12:51 AM nombretomado
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* Throughout history, Agent Provocateurs have been sent inside a few social movements with the intent to destroy them and stir up controversy to help discredit the movement. As a result, they are often used as scapegoats when protests turn ugly. TheOtherWiki provides a list of proven and suspected cases [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_provocateur here]].

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* Throughout history, Agent Provocateurs have been sent inside a few social movements with the intent to destroy them and stir up controversy to help discredit the movement. As a result, they are often used as scapegoats when protests turn ugly. TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki provides a list of proven and suspected cases [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_provocateur here]].
11th May '17 5:05:35 PM Rebu
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* Throughout history, Agent Provocateurs have been sent inside a few social movements with the intent to destroy them and stir up controversy to help discredit the movement. TheOtherWiki provides a list of proven and suspected cases [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_provocateur here]].

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* Throughout history, Agent Provocateurs have been sent inside a few social movements with the intent to destroy them and stir up controversy to help discredit the movement. As a result, they are often used as scapegoats when protests turn ugly. TheOtherWiki provides a list of proven and suspected cases [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_provocateur here]].
16th Apr '17 7:19:05 PM Fireblood
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* The film ''Film/{{Matewan}}'', about labor unrest and the formation of a miner's union in 1920s West Virginia, had the Baldwin-Felts Detective Organization engaged in this activity, through [[spoiler: their [[TheMole mole]] in the union]] persuading a young miner to plant a bomb to shut down one of the mines.
* ''Dark Blue World'' (2001). One of the inmates in the post-war prison in Communist Czechoslovakia suggests they steal a tool from the doctor's office and use it to break out. Later he admits the guards put him up to it, so they could have an excuse to beat up the protagonist. According to the DVDCommentary this was TruthInTelevision.
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* The film ''Film/{{Matewan}}'', about labor unrest and the formation of a miner's union in 1920s West Virginia, had the Baldwin-Felts Detective Organization engaged in this activity, through [[spoiler: their [[TheMole mole]] in the union]] persuading a young miner to plant a bomb to shut down one of the mines.
* ''Dark Blue World'' (2001). One of the inmates in the post-war prison in Communist Czechoslovakia suggests they steal a tool from the doctor's office and use it to break out. Later he admits the guards put him up to it, so they could have an excuse to beat up the protagonist. According to the DVDCommentary this was TruthInTelevision.
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* ''{{Series/Guerrilla}}'': Some of the black protesters are paid by the police to start throwing stones at National Front members, giving them an excuse to break up the rally.
2nd Apr '17 6:00:54 AM jamespolk
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* ''The State Councilor'' novel contains enough of these to make Literature/ErastFandorin swear he'll never take political cases again.

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* ''The State Councilor'' ''Literature/TheStateCounsellor'' novel contains enough of these to make Literature/ErastFandorin swear he'll never take political cases again.
7th Jan '17 6:46:12 PM CharlesPhipps
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* This is basically what Viktor Marchenko is in ''VideoGame/DeusExMankindDivided''. He's working for the Illuminati in order to goad the Augmented Rights Coalition into terrorist attacks. He believes, once they've killed a bunch of innocent people, the Illumiinati will be able to pass their Human Restoration Act.
8th Oct '16 12:47:31 AM Medinoc
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'', This is the common tactic of Genestealer cults: Their aim is to incite rebellion and civil war across the whole world they're established on, which they do by infiltrating both sides. That way they can ensure the Arbites will shoot at peaceful demonstrators, as well as ensure most demonstrators won't be peaceful to begin with, and violence will escalate.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', This is the common tactic of Genestealer cults: Their aim is to incite rebellion and civil war across the whole world they're established on, which they do by infiltrating both sides. That way they can ensure the Arbites will shoot at peaceful demonstrators, as well as ensure most demonstrators won't be peaceful to begin with, and violence will escalate.
8th Oct '16 12:45:48 AM Medinoc
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'', This is the common tactic of Genestealer cults: Their aim is to incite rebellion and civil war across the whole world they're established on, which they do by infiltrating both sides. That way they can ensure the Arbites will shoot at peaceful demonstrators, as well as ensure most demonstrators won't be peaceful to begin with, and violence will escalate.
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6th Oct '16 4:37:27 PM gophergiggles
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* Some people have assumed that Website/{{Tumblr}} has been the targets of these - not because the government wishes to discredit the Social Justice movement(s) prevalent on the site, but because {{Troll}}s are simply bored and want to dismantle the movement(s) by invoking PoesLaw.

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* Some people have assumed that Website/{{Tumblr}} has been the targets of these - not because the government wishes to discredit the Social Justice movement(s) prevalent on the site, but because {{Troll}}s are simply bored and want to dismantle the movement(s) by invoking PoesLaw. One ''infamous'' example of this was [=#TakeDown4Chan=], which [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant went about as well as you would expect]]. It's been both claimed and suspected that the entire farce was started by 4Chan, though [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment lets just leave it at that]].
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