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 'computer slang':
|Definitions include: acronym for "talk to you later".|
|Definitions include: acronym for "laughing my rear off" or "laughing my rump off".|
|Definitions include: to ruin writable optical media via a write ("burn") attempt which fails.|
|Definitions include: "I am not a quantum physicist".|
|Definitions include: as a question, to enquire whether someone is present.|
|Definitions include: "Tweep I'd like to follow."|
|Definitions include: to vomit.|
|Definitions include: the pressing of the "Alt" key + the "Ctrl" key + the "Del" key to reboot or unfreeze a PC computer.|
|Definitions include: acronym for "bastard operator from hell".|
|Definitions include: one unit of approval of something posted to the web.|
|Definitions include: acronym for "face to face".|
|Definitions include: to search the world wide web for references that would enlarge a person's ego.|
|Definitions include: "upvote".|
|Definitions include: "disconnect".|
|Definitions include: while "hacker" originally had positive connotations, it has since come to refer to individuals who sometimes use computers with malicious intent.|
Slang terms with the same root words
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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