Problem

Astroturf campaigns

Other Names:
Astroturfing
Nature:

Astroturfing is a corporate persuasion tool.  Astroturf campaigns are fake grassroots uprisings.  These movements are fronted by professional liars posing as activists, made to look like ordinary people, and are usually funded by corporations or other self-interested organizations.

Background:

Astroturf is fake (synthetic) turf (grass).

Related Problems:
Fake news
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST