When Rep. Anthony Weiner lied about his Twitter scandal and said his account had been hacked, it seemed credible at first in part because a group of conservative activists had been warning, for weeks, of a coming scandal. It turns out they were just close readers of his feed. (It was one of these activists, @PatriotUSA76 who saw the explicit photo in Weiner’s feed.) They called themselves #bornfreecrew and warned young women to avoid the congressman. On several occasions, Weiner dropped contact with women after #bornfreecrew had flagged it, suggesting he was aware of their campaign against him.