The Deterritorial Support Group (DSG) is an internet-based political entity that emerged early in the second decade of the 21st century. Named in derisive homage to the London Metropolitan riot police unit the Territorial Support Group, the group was said by The Guardian to have "cast a long shadow over politics in 2011" through the viral spread of the output of their self-described "ultra-left propaganda machine" throughout mainstream media discourse. As of December 2011[update], it was composed of 10-20 North London-based underemployed graduate students with "no future" who were radicalised by the 2010 UK student protests. The group was responsible for the exposure of disgraced journalist Johann Hari. They characterise themselves as ultra-leftist and anti-authoritarian communists.