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Are Paid Telecom Industry Shills Polluting Blog Comments?

Mark Glaser asks if this is the case. This calls for some serious sleuthing. Anyone want to help?

2 Comments on “Are Paid Telecom Industry Shills Polluting Blog Comments?”

  1. #1 Anna Haynes
    on May 24th, 2006 at 11:19 am

    Just a warning, re the PBS mediashift blog – yesterday I submitted a comment that I considered well within their guidelines, but it’s not up today.
    If I’d known there was any chance they were going to trash it, I would have saved a copy. hate it when this happens…

  2. #2 Wikipedian
    on May 25th, 2006 at 3:26 pm

    This also describes a growing problem on Wikipedia. Thank you for the word “astroturfing”. It explains some of the weird “consensus” and organized mobbing in favor of corporate PR.