Astroturfing Information

by NutritionResearch

GOVERNMENT SHILLS

SHILLING IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR

SHILL BOTS

INFORMATION ABOUT SHILLING ON REDDIT

SCIENCE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


WHAT YOU SHOULD DO ABOUT THIS

I made this thread in the hopes that it could be used as a citation. I still see people all over the web claiming that astroturfing either does not occur in the United States, is a mainly Russian problem, or that it’s some rare thing not to be worried over.

The previous generation became somewhat aware of the manipulation in the media. Imagine how effective it would be if few people knew about it? That is what is happening today. We are being advertised to and subjected to propaganda without being aware of it, which is very dangerous. Not only that, but this is becoming automated. We must educate others about this problem before we are drowned out by bots.

Some of this stuff is automatically removed by Reddit, so you have to link to a thread that was manually approved in order to cite the information. Reddit mods have also been known to blatantly remove links like this (4 examples here), so be sure that your comment or post actually shows up and stays up.

Share this thread where you can or cite small bits of this post in your travels. Click “source” (using reddit enhancement suite) and you will be able to copy/paste the entire hyperlink(s).

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