[ExI] Astroturf - Is anything 'real' out there?

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 19:38:07 UTC 2011

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 8:11 PM, Kelly Anderson wrote:
> Sure, in fact it is very easy.
> George Soros And His Open Society Institute gave at least $21,223,500
> To 23 Groups working against President Bush’s Legislative Agenda and
> $5,235,000 to groups that blocked Bush appointees.
<big snip>

Soros might well have done this, but it isn't astroturf.

Astroturf creates a pseudo popular campaign by use of hundreds of
aliases, generating thousands of emails, phone calls, newspaper
articles, etc, pretending to have a groundswell of popular support
where none exists in reality.

Supporting real-life campaign groups is not astroturfing.


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