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  •  Classic astroturfing (2+ / 0-)
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    Cadillac64, Horace Boothroyd III

    Astroturfing

    Impact on society
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    According to an article in the Journal of Business Ethics, astroturfing threatens the legitimacy of genuine grassroots movements. The authors argued that astroturfing that is "purposefully designed to fulfill corporate agendas, manipulate public opinion and harm scientific research represents a serious lapse in ethical conduct."

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