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Grassroots Organizing

How to spot astroturf, and why its a bad idea.

March 20, 2014

Astroturf is when one individual operates many accounts to give the false appearance of widespread grassroots support. I have seen many groups attempt it over the years, and its pretty obvious. On Twitter, astroturfing is sometimes achieved through a network of accounts that retweet content together. This network of accounts rarely does anything else, which [...]

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