On the Internet, thousands of people are sharing their belief that they are being “gangstalked.”
There is a swathe of individuals on the internet who are convinced they are being stalked, monitored and harassed by governments and large organizations. These individuals believe they’re being targeted, and many believe the ordinary people or even their pets are in fact operatives with the mission to harass and surveil. The internet may have given rise to a forum based discussion for these individuals, and subcultures of the internet may have legitimized them through humor, but the delusion of mass stalking is nothing new, and not something to take lightly. a 2015 research article published in The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, found that perceived victims of “gangstalking” scored significantly higher regarding depressive and post-traumatic symptoms, and that perceived gang stalking is a psychological delusion.