Word of the Week

Astro-turfing (n.)the deceptive tactic of simulating grassroots blogs, on Wikipedia, online in comments, etc. support for a product, cause, etc., undertaken by people or organizations with an interest in shaping public opinion: In some countries astroturfing is banned, and this includes sponsored blog posts.

I heard this term in the video below.

Between the identity thieves and these con artists, life in the modern world sure isn’t easy.

Reference

“astro-turfing.” (n.d.)  Retrieved from http://www.dictionary.com/browse/astroturfing on June 5, 2018.

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