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Exposing Front Groups' Online Manipulations

Nice. Consumer Reports and the Center for Media and Democracy have created Full Frontal Scrutiny

to focus public attention on the people and organizations who function in our society as hidden persuaders. You’ll find them at work posting to blogs, speaking before city councils, quoted in newspapers and published on the editorial page, even sponsoring presidential election debates. All this while pretending to represent the grassroots when in fact they are working against citizens’ best interests. We call these organizations front groups. One of the best ways to put their agendas in proper perspective is to expose their work. That’s what this website is for. We hope you’ll use it, tell your friends about it, even contribute to it.

This is an expansion in some ways of the great SourceWatch, and much needed. Join in please..

2 Comments on “Exposing Front Groups' Online Manipulations”

  1. #1 Deep Muck Big Rake » New stuff to love on the Internet
    on Jan 30th, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    […] I found a new site called Full Frontal Scrutiny, which “exposes” (get it?) front groups. (After my “Tricky Dick” search, I had to laugh when I saw the latest post is called “Tricky Wiki: How Public Relations Companies Try to Spin Wikipedia.”) It’s run by Consumer Reports WebWatch and the Center for Media and Democracy. Hat tip: Center for Citizen Media. […]

  2. #2 Anna
    on Feb 19th, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    alas, i’m not sure that anyone’s behind it.