astroturf campaign


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astroturf campaign

An attempt by a special interest group or lobbing organization to influence the opinion of lawmakers by sending a them a large number of emails.
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But last week the BBC presented one such Astroturf campaign as the real thing.
While the most concerted work in Microsofts Astroturf campaign has gone into soliciting letters and calls to members of Congress and to state attorneys general who are participating in the Justice Department's antitrust suit, the company has also been setting up grass-roots citizens' coalitions to agitate on its behalf.
The people are told that the end is nigh without coal, oil and nuclear, astroturf campaigns are set up and legislatures are held to ransom by media barons who threaten to withdraw support from any politicians who don't toe the line.