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OfflineConnoisseur

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Astroturfing
    #24637980 - 09/17/17 02:48 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Astroturfing is the practice of masking the sponsors of a message or organization (e.g., political, advertising, religious or public relations) to make it appear as though it originates from and is supported by a grassroots participant(s). It is a practice intended to give the statements or organizations credibility by withholding information about the source's financial connection. The term astroturfing is derived from AstroTurf, a brand of synthetic carpeting designed to resemble natural grass, as a play on the word "grassroots."

The implication behind the use of the term is that there are no "true" or "natural" grassroots, but rather "fake" or "artificial" support, although some astroturfing operatives defend the practice.

Email, automated phone calls, form letters, and the Internet made astroturfing more economical and prolific in the late 1990s. In 2001, as Microsoft was defending itself against an antitrust lawsuit, Americans for Technology Leadership (ATL), a group heavily funded by Microsoft, initiated a letter-writing campaign.

ATL contacted constituents under the guise of conducting a poll and sent pro-Microsoft consumers form and sample letters to send to involved lawmakers. The effort was designed to make it appear as though there was public support for a sympathetic ruling in the antitrust lawsuit.

Data mining expert Bing Liu (University of Illinois) estimated that one-third of all consumer reviews on the Internet are fake. According to the New York Times, this has made it hard to tell the difference between "popular sentiment" and "manufactured public opinion." According to an article in the Journal of Business Ethics, astroturfing threatens the legitimacy of genuine grassroots movements. The authors argued that astroturfing that is "purposefully designed to fulfill corporate agendas, manipulate public opinion and harm scientific research represents a serious lapse in ethical conduct."

A 2011 report found that often paid posters from competing companies are attacking each other in forums and overwhelming regular participants in the process. George Monbiot said that persona-management software supporting astroturfing "could destroy the Internet as a forum for constructive debate." An article in the Journal of Consumer Policy said that regulators and policy makers needed to be more aggressive about astroturfing. The author said that it undermines the public's ability to inform potential customers of sub-standard products or inappropriate business practices, but also noted that fake reviews were difficult to detect.

An Al Jazeera four part mini-series documented Israel's attempt to promote more friendly, pro-Israel rhetoric to influence the attitudes of British youth, namely through influencing already established political bodies, such as the National Union of Students and the Labour Party, or through the creation of other bodies not directly affiliated with the Israeli administration.

In 2008, an expert on Chinese affairs, Rebecca MacKinnon, estimated the country employed 280,000 in a government-sponsored astroturfing operation to post pro-China propaganda and drown out voices of dissent.

In June 2010, the United States Air Force solicited for "persona management" software that would "enable an operator to exercise a number of different online persons from the same workstation and without fear of being discovered by sophisticated adversaries. Personas must be able to appear to originate in nearly any part of the world and can interact through conventional online services and social media platforms..." The $2.6 million contract was awarded to Ntrepid Corporation for astroturfing software the military would use to spread pro-American propaganda in the Middle East, and disrupt extremist propaganda and recruitment.

How far as the invisible hand of astroturfing come to our humble boomtown?

Can we truly say it has not? Who would like to address these concerns?


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: Connoisseur]
    #24638009 - 09/17/17 02:59 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

In a weird ploy of marketing strategy, the bright red glass ampules of hydrocyanic acid that were the Nazi suicide pills came encased in little brass vials that came inscribed with the manufacturers brand name logo, Tesch & Stabenow, the hydrocyanic acid came from the same production line that processed it to the Zyklon B of the gas chambers.

What the fuck were they thinking? That Nazis, cornered by the russians, got out their suicide pills, saw the brand name and said to each other: "Good stuff guys, I saw what this does in Majdanek!"?





Were they thinking that satisfied customers of their suicide pill would recommend the brand to a friend?

Not exactly astroturfing but fucking bizarre brand name placement if you think about it.


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: Asante] * 1
    #24638017 - 09/17/17 03:00 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

you just tried very hard to derail this thread

may i ask why?


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: Connoisseur] * 1
    #24638021 - 09/17/17 03:01 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Just threw this out, people will resume on the topic like nothing happened, anyway.


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: Asante]
    #24638030 - 09/17/17 03:04 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

:yes:


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: Connoisseur] * 1
    #24638032 - 09/17/17 03:04 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Didn't you know? Asante is a level 10 Grand Master Illuminati shill.


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: Asante]
    #24638039 - 09/17/17 03:06 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

sure bud

what ever you say


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: FrozenHappiness] * 3
    #24638056 - 09/17/17 03:10 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Guys, yesterday I had a trip on O-PCE. The O-PCE had arrived together with a lethal dose of a designer opiate I had purchased for the purpose of having a means of euthanasia on hand, for later in life, if the going got rough.

Anxiety had taken a hold over me to the point that I placed an order at a virtual Tesch & Stabenow for my own suicide pill.

Go figure.

I had a super hard trip, I beat the fuck ouit of my anxiety and ended up flushing the poison down the sink, deciding that I WOULD TRUST THE UNIVERSE NO MATTER WHAT. Then I went to sleep.

So, that's what brought this up.


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: Asante]
    #24638062 - 09/17/17 03:13 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

further textbook derailment

cant get enough!


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: Connoisseur] * 1
    #24638067 - 09/17/17 03:13 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

:raisemyglass:


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: Connoisseur] * 2
    #24638080 - 09/17/17 03:17 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

The Universe appreciates your level of commitment to this crazy ride of life, Asante.


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: FrozenHappiness]
    #24638098 - 09/17/17 03:24 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Brand name suicide pill? Thats boss.


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: spirit_shadow]
    #24638104 - 09/17/17 03:25 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

The uniforms were boss. Hugo Boss, to be precise.

But let's get back on topic.


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: Connoisseur] * 7
    #24638112 - 09/17/17 03:27 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

Connoisseur said:
further textbook derailment

cant get enough!



LOL. You're getting trolled by Asante

:rofl2:

Take a few steps back and reevaluate your life


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: Malcolm_Xtasy]
    #24638123 - 09/17/17 03:30 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

how many of you actually read the OP?

L O L


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: Connoisseur] * 2
    #24638130 - 09/17/17 03:33 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

You should write better OPs :ifyoucanawe:


Fortunately the former USSR made a well defined instruction video dealing with precisely this kind of thing.


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: Asante] * 1
    #24638135 - 09/17/17 03:35 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Trump supporters ,making youtube videos posing as inept Antifa come to mind as examples of astroturfing, Or, how actors are hired to stage protests which are then covered by the media.


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: Asante]
    #24638140 - 09/17/17 03:37 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

ok thank you!

now we are back on the rails!


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: Connoisseur] * 1
    #24638146 - 09/17/17 03:40 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

Connoisseur said:
how many of you actually read the OP?

L O L



Did you even read your OP? Nobody is gonna read that long ass copy paste bullshit


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Re: Astroturfing [Re: Connoisseur] * 1
    #24638152 - 09/17/17 03:42 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

The media are full of manipulation, I'm vacationing from them. If you critically evaluate it, EVERY social issue is slanted, misrepresented, stirs more shit and fans the flames more than extinguishes it and ALL the media belong to like4 people.

This was received as funny but actually its chilling (or actually: shilling) showing how much we are being played by THE SAME PEOPLE through every outlet. Just listen to this.





This is highly disturbing. The entire nation gets exposed to the same mind control phrases, this one to promote consumerism to boost the end-of-year economy.


And if you were doubting:




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