Astroturfing

01.23.17
Twitter botnet quotes 'Star Wars' from the middle of the sea
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Twitter botnet quotes 'Star Wars' from the middle of the sea

350,000 fake, Windows Phone-using accounts show the challenges of bot detection.

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12.20.14
Google lawsuit forces MPAA-backed attorney general to retreat
12.20.14

Google lawsuit forces MPAA-backed attorney general to retreat

Remember that post Google put up this week that accused the MPAA of trying to resurrect the spirit...

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12.19.14
The MPAA is playing politics to help topple Google
12.19.14

The MPAA is playing politics to help topple Google

Google sees itself as an unbiased index of the web, saying that it only removes results when lawma...

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06.11.14
Cable companies duped community groups into fighting net neutrality
06.11.14

Cable companies duped community groups into fighting net neutrality

Last week, it transpired that the big cable companies were bankrolling fake consumer groups like B...

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06.06.14
Cable companies are reportedly funding fake consumer groups to attack net neutrality
06.06.14

Cable companies are reportedly funding fake consumer groups to attack net neutrality

The public wants net neutrality so badly that it broke the FCC's website. But can the weighty voic...

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12.12.13
Microsoft uses eye tracking to argue that Google distorts search results
12.12.13

Microsoft uses eye tracking to argue that Google distorts search results

Google has already made a few concessions to please European antitrust regulators worried about fa...

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10.24.13
Taiwan fines Samsung for astroturfing internet comments on its smartphones
10.24.13

Taiwan fines Samsung for astroturfing internet comments on its smartphones

Astroturfing (false grassroots) campaigns are usually reserved for promoting unpopular causes, but...

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