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  1. Astroturfing
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    Astroturfing is the practice of masking the sponsors of a message or organization (e.g. political, advertising, religious or public relations) to make it appear as though it originates from and is supported by grassroots participant(s). It is a practice intended to give the statements or organizations more credibility by withholding information about the source's financial connection.
  2. Tea Party's fake protestors for Big Sugar against Florida Everglades
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Tea Party of Miami put up a convincing demo last week to oppose a 'land grab' that would see 46,000 acres of sugar farm land restored for Everglades conservation. Just one problem - the 'protestors' were actors each being paid $75 for the two-hour shift.

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