The need to protect the internet from 'astroturfing' grows ever more urgent

Monbiot, George
http://www.monbiot.com/2011/02/23/robot-wars/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/georgemonbiot/2011/feb/23/need-to-protect-internet-from-astroturfing

Publisher:  Guardian
Date Written:  23/02/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12665

The tobacco industry does it, the US Air Force clearly wants to ... astroturfing – the use of sophisticated software to drown out real people on web forums – is on the rise. How do we stop it?

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