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'''Posts on the subject:'''
'''Posts on the subject:'''
* [[Consumer Watchdog]] (AstroTurfing Group)
* [[Consumer Watchdog]] (AstroTurfing Group)
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/11/23/astroturfing-microsoft-examples/ Astroturfing Examples: Learning How Microsoft Tames the Internet]
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* [http://techrights.org/2007/11/23/astroturfing-microsoft-examples/ Astroturfing Examples: Learning How Microsoft Tames the Internet]
== 2007 ==
== 2007 ==
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2007/11/18/politics-standards-document/ Manipulation, Astroturfing, and What Governments Can Do]
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* [http://techrights.org/2007/11/18/politics-standards-document/ Manipulation, Astroturfing, and What Governments Can Do]
== 2008 ==
== 2008 ==
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/02/16/microsoft-ooxml-shills/ Beware the OOXML AstroTurfer: “The Wraith”, “multivac1”, “hAl”, Among Other Nyms]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/02/16/microsoft-ooxml-shills/ Beware the OOXML AstroTurfer: “The Wraith”, “multivac1”, “hAl”, Among Other Nyms]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/03/01/bribe-charity-xooml-india/ Microsoft May Have Bribed India for OOXML Pressure]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/03/01/bribe-charity-xooml-india/ Microsoft May Have Bribed India for OOXML Pressure]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/08/26/ms-rigging-polls/ Microsoft Has Been Rigging Votes/Polls for Ages]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/08/26/ms-rigging-polls/ Microsoft Has Been Rigging Votes/Polls for Ages]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/08/15/lawmedia-microsoft-astroturf/ LawMedia Group May be Another Confirmed Microsoft AstroTurfing Agency]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/08/15/lawmedia-microsoft-astroturf/ LawMedia Group May be Another Confirmed Microsoft AstroTurfing Agency]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/08/29/ms-dewey-square-group-dci/ The Microsoft Connection with Dewey Square Group and DCI/New Media]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/08/29/ms-dewey-square-group-dci/ The Microsoft Connection with Dewey Square Group and DCI/New Media]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/10/22/microsoft-bribes-mac-bloggers/ Microsoft ‘Bribes’ Mac Bloggers to Slam Apple, Gartner Hosts Google FUD]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/10/22/microsoft-bribes-mac-bloggers/ Microsoft ‘Bribes’ Mac Bloggers to Slam Apple, Gartner Hosts Google FUD]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/08/27/tcs-dci-edelman/ Microsoft, TCS, DCI, Edelman, and Those Fake Letters About IP/SCO/Monopoly]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/08/27/tcs-dci-edelman/ Microsoft, TCS, DCI, Edelman, and Those Fake Letters About IP/SCO/Monopoly]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/11/15/microsoft-guerrilla-people-monsters/ James Plamondon: Microsoft Guerrilla]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/11/15/microsoft-guerrilla-people-monsters/ James Plamondon: Microsoft Guerrilla]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/08/12/fullsix-and-mr-youth-llc/ FullSIX and Mr. Youth LLC May Be Ruining the Web (AstroTurfing) on Microsoft’s Behalf]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/08/12/fullsix-and-mr-youth-llc/ FullSIX and Mr. Youth LLC May Be Ruining the Web (AstroTurfing) on Microsoft’s Behalf]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/11/01/ms-800-lb-guerrilla/ Microsoft: 800 lb. Guerrilla]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/11/01/ms-800-lb-guerrilla/ Microsoft: 800 lb. Guerrilla]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/08/03/microsoft-press-shills/ Waggener Edstrom, Maureen O’Gara and Other Microsoft Shills]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/08/03/microsoft-press-shills/ Waggener Edstrom, Maureen O’Gara and Other Microsoft Shills]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/11/10/summary-of-the-ms-bribed/ Partial Index: Summary of Bribed Sites, Journalists, and Bloggers (Vista 7)]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/11/10/summary-of-the-ms-bribed/ Partial Index: Summary of Bribed Sites, Journalists, and Bloggers (Vista 7)]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/11/19/waggener-edstrom-bribe/ Waggener-Edstrom Behind the 2008 Laptop Bribes, Edelman Behind 2006’s]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/11/19/waggener-edstrom-bribe/ Waggener-Edstrom Behind the 2008 Laptop Bribes, Edelman Behind 2006’s]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/12/27/microsoft-shills-aka-te-secrets/ Former Microsoft Shill Openly Confesses, Alleges Microsoft Still Does This]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/12/27/microsoft-shills-aka-te-secrets/ Former Microsoft Shill Openly Confesses, Alleges Microsoft Still Does This]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/11/28/smears-and-vested-interests/ Respecting AstroTurfers?]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/11/28/smears-and-vested-interests/ Respecting AstroTurfers?]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/08/28/microsoft-astroturfing-examples/ Some New (But Very Old) Microsoft AstroTurfing Examples]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/08/28/microsoft-astroturfing-examples/ Some New (But Very Old) Microsoft AstroTurfing Examples]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/07/30/joe-barr-obituary/ Joe Barr, Linux.com Editor - My Obituary]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/07/30/joe-barr-obituary/ Joe Barr, Linux.com Editor - My Obituary]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/07/14/microsoft-os2-dirty-tactics/ Joe Barr Knew Microsoft’s Tactics All Too Well]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/07/14/microsoft-os2-dirty-tactics/ Joe Barr Knew Microsoft’s Tactics All Too Well]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/03/27/web-to-break-for-ooxml/ Microsoft/Munchkin ‘Breaks’ the Web to Break Open Document Standards (Again)]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/03/27/web-to-break-for-ooxml/ Microsoft/Munchkin ‘Breaks’ the Web to Break Open Document Standards (Again)]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2008/12/11/rob-enderle-amazing-numbers/ Rob Enderle Guarantees “Amazing Numbers”, Show E-mails to Microsoft]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/12/11/rob-enderle-amazing-numbers/ Rob Enderle Guarantees “Amazing Numbers”, Show E-mails to Microsoft]
== 2009 ==
== 2009 ==
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/01/02/gary-stewart-flatfish-troll-unmasked/ Gary M. Stewart (aka “Flatfish”) About Microsoft AstroTurfing: “It’s made me A LOT of money….]
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* [http://techrights.org/2009/01/02/gary-stewart-flatfish-troll-unmasked/ Gary M. Stewart (aka “Flatfish”) About Microsoft AstroTurfing: “It’s made me A LOT of money….]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/02/08/microsoft-evilness-galore/ 66 Pages of Microsoft Evilness]
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* [http://techrights.org/2009/02/08/microsoft-evilness-galore/ 66 Pages of Microsoft Evilness]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/01/18/astroturf-scam-exposed/ Another AstroTurf Scam Exposed?]
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* [http://techrights.org/2009/01/18/astroturf-scam-exposed/ Another AstroTurf Scam Exposed?]
== 2010 ==
== 2010 ==
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/02/21/microsoft-philippines-astroturf-edgi/ New AstroTurfing from Microsoft Philippines, Increased Pressure on Businesses]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/02/21/microsoft-philippines-astroturf-edgi/ New AstroTurfing from Microsoft Philippines, Increased Pressure on Businesses]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2010/03/13/andre-da-costa-in-cnet/ AstroTurfing for Vista 7 Still Alive]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/03/13/andre-da-costa-in-cnet/ AstroTurfing for Vista 7 Still Alive]
* [http://techrights.org/2010/04/23/andre-da-costa-as-female-name/ Microsoft MVPs Nymshifting, Pretending to be Other Gender, Accepting Bribes, and Libeling GNU/Linux Users]
* [http://techrights.org/2010/04/23/andre-da-costa-as-female-name/ Microsoft MVPs Nymshifting, Pretending to be Other Gender, Accepting Bribes, and Libeling GNU/Linux Users]
* [http://techrights.org/2010/04/19/microsoft-spin-presented-as-articles/ Microsoft PR Presented as ‘News’]
* [http://techrights.org/2010/04/19/microsoft-spin-presented-as-articles/ Microsoft PR Presented as ‘News’]
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* [http://techrights.org/2013/06/22/john-dvorak-complains-about-microsoft-astroturfing-intended-to-shape-vista-8-perceptions/ John Dvorak Complains About Microsoft AstroTurfing Intended to Shape Vista 8 Perceptions]
* [http://techrights.org/2013/06/22/john-dvorak-complains-about-microsoft-astroturfing-intended-to-shape-vista-8-perceptions/ John Dvorak Complains About Microsoft AstroTurfing Intended to Shape Vista 8 Perceptions]
* [http://techrights.org/2013/11/22/new-grounds-of-astroturfing/ Microsoft Takes AstroTurfing to New Levels, Co-opting Grassroots and Bribing People]
* [http://techrights.org/2013/11/22/new-grounds-of-astroturfing/ Microsoft Takes AstroTurfing to New Levels, Co-opting Grassroots and Bribing People]
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== 2014 ==
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* [http://techrights.org/2014/01/22/bribing-vloggers/ Microsoft Caught AstroTurfing Again, But Is Criminal Prosecution Imminent? (Unlikely)]
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* [http://techrights.org/2014/06/20/federal-trade-commission-and-msft/ Federal Trade Commission Should Launch Legal Action Against Microsoft Over Bribes to Bloggers in Exchange for Coverage]
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== 2015 ==
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/04/27/media-subverted-by-microsoft/ Caution Needed When Microsoft Copywriters Flood the Media With Microsoft Propaganda]
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'''Other related pages:'''
'''Other related pages:'''

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AstroTurfing is the practice by which a company pretends to have a following but actually fakes it.

Posts on the subject:

Contents

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015


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This list is very incomplete, but some of the above cross-references other examples.

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