If you get critics nowadays about your political opinion, which could be different to the mainstream thinking, just feel safer listen to Sharyl Attkisson and her 10min speech about astroturf with two examples: a drug company and Wikipedia.
In this eye-opening talk, veteran investigative journalist she shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.
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Sharyl Attkisson is an investigative journalist based in Washington D.C. She is currently writing a book entitled Stonewalled (Harper Collins), which addresses the unseen influences of corporations and special interests on the information and images the public receives every day in the news and elsewhere. For twenty years (through March 2014), Attkisson was a correspondent for CBS News.
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