In politics, the term controlled opposition describes people who appear to be leaders but who are actually working for the dark side (e.g. corrupt governments or corporate interests).
However, there are also lots of low-profile enemy agents, including undercover cops and attorneys and spies who pose as ordinary citizens.
I loosely refer to these people collectively as shadow people, but I'd like to know if there is a better term. If not, can you suggest one?
P.S. When I say "working for the dark side," I don't necessarily mean people who are literally government employees. Rather, they are people who do the establishment's dirty work, presumably compensated in ways we may never know. Think of JFK's famous "Secret Societies" speech in envisioning a shadowy network of spies, people who cheer for the cameras even when they know they're listening to lies, etc.
Note: This is the first use of a new tag I just created, coin-a-term.