Astroturfing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Organizations can hire fake advocates who create the illusion of real support for their message. It’s a shady practice called astroturfing that can warp the public perception of anything...even astroturfing.

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Sp1Te

I had never heard of this and wholeheartedly thought this was about artificial grass ruining the environment or something.

11 months ago | [YT] | 1,275

Cbiz 210

"Save Our Tips" sounds like an anti circumcision group... :rofl:

1 year ago | [YT] | 812

Nathan Waggoner

Feeding your family with soda? Interesting priorities mom.

8 months ago | [YT] | 286

Forest Matson

Historically we have been easily angered by drink taxes.

2 months ago | [YT] | 236

Isaac Morton

foolish mortals the candles are put around the crib to prepare the ritual.

1 year ago | [YT] | 1,151

Matthew Crites

Prince Tyson looks like a discount Boris Johnson, who already looks like a discount Donald Trump

4 months ago | [YT] | 73

Randomstuff

Saw the thumbnail and thought "How does a guy talk about astroturf for 18 minutes?"

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 388

Jo Piagalis

I had to write a paper about different types of propaganda techniques and how they’re implemented today and thanks to this episode, I could explain how astroturfing creates a bandwagon effect. My professor hadn’t heard of it before I brought it up so I spread the knowledge:joy:

1 year ago | [YT] | 330

Tristan Neal

Per usual, Trump was right about a problem while simultaneously being part of said problem.

1 year ago | [YT] | 2,016

Romicu

Every time I describe a baby I will now describe them as no larger than an Italian greyhound

1 year ago | [YT] | 452

Ivan

7:19


homie on the right picked his nose then ate it like no one was watching


i saw you.

7 months ago | [YT] | 177

1234eldibu

I feel like “skepticism is healthy; cynicism is toxic” should be a mantra when consuming any kind of news.

1 year ago | [YT] | 451

Chase T

50% burn, 80% burn, then a 75% burn.

1 year ago | [YT] | 716

Sam Masghati

Recent episodes have been very informative.
But this adresses a problem we didn't know we have and no one is talking about. More of these please

1 year ago | [YT] | 2,774

Julie W.

Here's a hint: when they start out by saying, "I'm just a concerned citizen" . . . no, they aren't.

1 year ago | [YT] | 20

Akshay S. Tiwari

I was sipping a sprite as he said the diabetes you can taste line I almost snorted it out lmao

1 year ago | [YT] | 265

EnigmaDrath

0:52 "What seems like pennies to you, can be a lot to us."

Good thing you'll save on them soda tax pennies then because you just walked into your house and left your car wide open to theft :/

1 year ago | [YT] | 92

MystBunnyGaming

I don't know what's more sad, the fact that Trump's campaign payed people to cheer for him, or that those people sold out for as little as $50. I'm well below the poverty line and I wouldn't take 50 for that.

1 year ago (edited) | [YT] | 405

The Groovy Guitar Dude

I legitimately thought this was going to be about actual AstroTurf :joy:

1 year ago | [YT] | 3,866

EnderZ13

I can't spend 2 cents more on soda!! What am I going to drink? Water?

11 months ago | [YT] | 40


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