Tuesday, December 04, 2012

251 Astroturfing, False Flag, etc.

Today I heard the term 'Astro-turfing' for the first time.

In short : a grass-roots action ( a peoples protest) that is paid for and organised by governments or companies. 

The definition is: Astroturfing refers to political, advertising or public relations campaigns that are designed to mask the sponsors of the message to give the appearance of coming from a disinterested, grassroots participant. 

Read: Wikipedia. 

Other ways of deception of the public:

False Flag operations: Wikipedia.

A Front organisation : Wikipedia.

Creating a Media hype: Agenda-setting-Theory.

Using a pseudonym to support oneself: Sock-puppeteering.

To practice talkback disguised as a member of the public: Talkback.

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