A fake Facebook account was allegedly used to send messages to people about changes to the UK Oil & Gas injunction against protests.
Several shale gas wells in production would be seen as success by the government, according to recently released notes of a round-table meeting between the energy minister and the industry.
City of York Council is reconsidering its counter-terrorism strategy which lists anti-fracking campaigners as a threat, alongside the PKK, a separatist group involved in an armed struggle in Turkey. North Yorkshire Police has also confirmed that it does not see anti-fracking activities as a terrorist risk.
From Accrington in Lancashire to Yarnbrook in Wiltshire, more than a thousand English towns and villages could be affected by oil and gas exploration under new licences announced last month.