astroturf

net neutrality

More Than 80% Of All Net Neutrality Comments Were Sent By Bots, Researchers Say

95 percent of all organic comments favored net neutrality, according to the analysis.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.3.17
Hacking

This Leaked Catalog Offers ‘Weaponized Information’ That Can Flood the Web

For €2,500 a day, governments could buy large scale astroturf campaigns, and for €1 million, services to create false criminal charges.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.2.16
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: The End Of Whitey Herzog, And A Way Of Baseball

Whitey Herzog's teams perfected a maddening and distinctive style of baseball that has mostly vanished from the face of the earth. He was an original, too.
Steven Goldman
7.7.16
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium And The Era Of Multipurpose Mistakes

Opened in 1970, Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium was the "ultimate" multipurpose sports complex—a building that epitomized an unlamented architectural era of soulless, artificial turf-covered concrete monstrosities.
Jack Moore
7.2.15
Canada

The Program Big Oil's PR Firm Uses to 'Convert Average Citizens'

Edelman runs software called the Grassroots Multiplier that it claims can "convert average citizens" into pro-oil "true champions."
Brian Merchant
11.18.14
World Cup

Why Soccer Players Hate AstroTurf

For fifty years, AstroTurf has been the bane of many an athlete's existence.
Max Cherney
8.11.14
Sports

Why Soccer Players Hate Astroturf

Every World Cup game ever played has been played on real, living, photosynthesizing grass. Until now.
Max Cherney
8.9.14