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EXCLUSIVE: DeSantis’ new campaign deputy was part of massive anti-net neutrality campaign that used dead people to spam the FCC

Ethan Eilon co-founded a group that was subpoenaed for its allegedly fraudulent anti-net neutrality efforts.

On Jul 25, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

A group of people holding signs (L) and a man being arrested during a meeting about critical race theory (R).

The right has made Loudoun County, Virginia the center of the debate over critical race theory

The wealthy Northern Virginia county has become the center of the culture war over critical race theory.

On Jun 23, 2021 by Claire Goforth

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Telecom industry used d*ck pills to astroturf support for net neutrality repeal

The broadband industry spent $4.2 million that generated more than 8.5 million comments to the FCC.

On May 6, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

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Owner of Reopen websites doxed, inundated with death threats

‘I’m not a bad person.’

On May 1, 2020 by Claire Goforth

Pete Buttigieg riding a Twitter bird pete buttigieg twitter astroturfing

Are these suspicious Pete Buttigieg stan accounts legit?

Vegans4Pete, Grandmas4Pete, and AvocadoToast4Pete have all raised eyebrows.

On Jan 31, 2020 by Jessica Klein

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Your vocabulary just got bigger.

On May 6, 2015 by Miles Klee

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Conservative group allegedly faked anti-net neutrality emails to Congress

Big Cable and its allies will do anything to win.

On Apr 1, 2015 by Eric Geller

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Gamergate’s doomed plan to win over Tumblr

This is almost too sad to be funny.

On Nov 4, 2014 by Miles Klee

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Nokia offers free Lumia phone to guy whose Samsung Galaxy S4 caught fire

Companies do battle over a disillusioned customer.

On Dec 11, 2013 by Miles Klee

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Is Google astroturfing YouTube?

The tech giant is accused of battling user backlash on the front lines.

On Nov 12, 2013 by Miles Klee

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Samsung slapped with massive fine for buying fake online reviews

And investigation by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission revealed that Samsung paid students to post fake paise of the company in online forums.

On Oct 24, 2013 by Joe Kloc

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New York cracks down on businesses that review themselves online

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announces that companies will pay $350,000 in fines for “astroturfing.” 

On Sep 23, 2013 by Miles Klee

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