Although social media has been a fixture of public life for well over a decade by now, its political implications have only arisen in earnest within the last four years.
As NPR reported, the U.S. Justice Department via special counsel Robert Mueller revealed "sweeping and systemic" efforts by the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Although their Internet Research Agency spent less than $200,000 in ads for this purpose, their organic content that intended to sow confusion and division among the American people likely reached 126 million people on Facebook and 1.4 million people on Twitter.
As these efforts continue to this day, it's understandable that political and social media watchdogs would be on the lookout for similar instances of trickery.
And Twitter is in the process of cracking down on a particularly bizarre case.