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