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.
The 2016 Election Is Turning Us All into Caricatures
Sockpuppets are real, but astroturfing isn't limited to fake accounts.
The Royal Spanish Botnet Army
Researchers uncovered a propaganda network that spewed more than 41,000 tweets about Spanish rulers and politics.
Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group
It's astroturfing and fearmongering at its finest—and most extreme.
Community Groups Were Duped Into Joining the Telecom Industry's Anti-Net-Neutrality Coalition
What do an environmental group in Ohio, a small military radio program, and a network of rural hospitals in Texas all have in common? They apparently got bamboozled into helping kill net neutrality.
Cable Companies Are Astroturfing Fake Consumer Support to End Net Neutrality
The anti-net-neutrality group Broadband for America claims to be "a coalition of 300 internet consumer advocates, content providers, and engineers." After a little digging, VICE has discovered they are in fact a who's who of ISP industry presidents and...
Can You Still Trust the Internet?
The Internet is supposed to be a democratic place. Anyone can have a voice and if you deserve to be heard, you will very often find willing listeners. What happens though when higher powers start to manipulate the system for their own purposes...