Astroturfing on Social Media: A Quick Introduction

Astroturfing on Social Media: A Quick Introduction

What is astroturfing? Astroturfing is not new. Its history stretches back to the days of newspapers and physical pamphlets. But astroturfing has become a major important concern in today’s ‘post-truth’ information environment. The Guardian defines astroturfing as “the attempt to create an impression of widespread grassroots support for a policy, individual, or product, where little…