Definition of astroturfing
noun - uncountable
- the use of paid employees or contractors - or people who otherwise have a stake - to astroturf.
- See more words with the same meaning: computer slang.
- The creation of lobbying groups that appear to be separate from corporate interests, but that are actually funded by them. As opposed to "grass-roots" political activism.
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Other terms relating to 'astroturf':
|Definitions include: to join an online discussion and pretend to be an independent member of the community.|
|Definitions include: A Thing or person that makes little or no sense at all; something that has no point.|
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