Tactical Activism: Four characteristics of an Astroturfing campaign

BloggingJune 16, 2015 • 2~4 min read

Astroturfing is the strategy of using multiple, fabricated social media accounts to produce the appearance of grassroot support for an issue or movement. At its most basic, astroturfing involves ‘sockpuppets’¬†fake accounts designed to get around bans and blocks or make it seem like more people are participating in a conversation than actually are. At its […]

A series of hunting misfortunes: Southern Fried Science Book Club, week 2

BloggingJune 10, 2015 • 2~2 min read

Jackson Landers does not like the USDA. Twice now, we’ve encountered government oversight in invasive game management, and twice we’ve seen nothing but hard criticism coming from the author. On one hand, I can see where he’s coming from. Government oversight can be frustrating. Bureaucracies are slow to act and often stifled by their own […]

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