astroturfing

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
politics

The 2016 Election Is Turning Us All into Caricatures

Sockpuppets are real, but astroturfing isn't limited to fake accounts.
Sarah Jeong
9.7.16
Twitter

The Royal Spanish Botnet Army

Researchers uncovered a propaganda network that spewed more than 41,000 tweets about Spanish rulers and politics.
J.M. Porup
9.28.15
politics

Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

It's astroturfing and fearmongering at its finest—and most extreme.
Jason Koebler
8.25.14
News

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.
Lee Fang
6.9.14
americas

Cable Companies Are Astroturfing Fake Consumer Support To End Net Neutrality

If cable company-created front groups and other organizations are to be believed, advocates demand the FCC carry on its current path.
Lee Fang
6.6.14
News

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...
Lee Fang
6.5.14
Motherboard Blog

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...
ALEC LIU
3.10.11