Definition of astroturf
verb - ambitransitive
- to join an online discussion and pretend to be an independent member of the community. In reality, the "astroturfer" is a a surrogate for some stakeholder - company, political faction, individual, etc. - who has something to gain or lose.
I used to read that forum all the time, but it got taken over by astroturfing corporate shills.
User BigUp doesn't contribute anything useful - he just astroturfs.
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|Definitions include: the use of paid employees or contractors - or people who otherwise have a stake - to astroturf.|
|Definitions include: A Thing or person that makes little or no sense at all; something that has no point.|
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