Ed’s hot list ( the best journalist coverage of astroturfing an easy guide)

This article post is intended to highlight the best coverage of the topic of astroturfing
We realize we can go a bit too deep on the technical side of things for some of our readers so in the spirit of sharing information in a general and easy to digest manner
edstechreport2 has assembled a hot list of the best world-class journalists covering the topic and some of their articles for you.

First Sharyl Attkinson
Sharyl Attkisson is an American author, an Emmy award-winning investigative journalist and host of the weekly Sunday public affairs program Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson, which airs on television stations operated by the Sinclair Broadcast Group and we consider her a superstar of investigative journalism.

Her book titles include

How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote Published August 2017

Stonewalled  Published 2014

You can view one of her talks here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bYAQ-ZZtEU

Suggested Articles:
https://sharylattkisson.com/2016/07/28/top-10-astroturfers/

https://sharylattkisson.com/astroturf-and-propaganda/

George Monibiot
is a British writer known for his environmental and political activism. He writes a weekly column for The Guardian, and is the author of a number of books, including Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain (2000) and Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding (2013). He is the founder of The Land is Ours, a peaceful campaign for the right of access to the countryside and its resources in the United Kingdom
Mr. Monibiot authored what we call a classic article on astroturfing for the London Guardian News Paper as he was one of the first to investigate the topic in 2011

 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2011/feb/23/need-to-protect-internet-from-astroturfing

There is also Freelance Tech writer and blockchain expert
Danny Bradbury whose article on social media and astroturf is an essential

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/oct/14/keeping-social-media-clean-the-war-against-astroturfing

https://www.coindesk.com/author/danny-bradbury/ 

Also From Thre Guardian Newspaper and a MUST read  actually, you might want to read this first so you may better idea of what astroturfing is there is Adam Bienvov:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/feb/08/what-is-astroturfing 

Next Up New York Law Journal
Richard Raysman and Peter Brown
Richard Raysman and Peter Brown are Legal experts and authors of several books on the subject of computer law.
This article of theirs in the New York Law Journal will give you a better understanding of the law and astroturfing and how astroturfers break the law daily
http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202751412401/Reviewing-the-Fight-Against-Astroturfing

In keeping with the legal theme, I now introduce you to tech and music attorney Chris Castle:

Musictech.solutions is written by Chris Castle, founder of Christian L. Castle, Attorneys in Austin, Texas.  He founded the firm in Los Angeles in 2005 and moved the firm to Austin in 2011. Chris divides his time between advising creators in the music industry, representing innovative music tech startups and addressing public policy.

He has negotiated a number of industry-wide settlements that helped music users avoid litigation and get licensed. Chris has testified on artist rights issues at the UK Parliament, spoken at Congressional seminars and lectures at law schools and business schools in the US and Canada on music-tech issues and artist rights.  He was the founding chair of the Austin-Toronto Music City Trade Alliance, a cooperative effort of the Austin and Toronto city councils to promote commercial music exchanges between the U.S. and Canada.
This article ties in the negative effects astroturfing has on politics, the political system, small businesses, consumer rights the music industry and copyright
https://musictech.solutions/2017/07/30/dont-believe-the-astroturf-yet-more-regulations-wont-help-songwriters-or-small-business/

Here we have an article that references us directly and covers the topic from a unique perspective by Caroline McElroy from the Los Angeles Free Press, Penguin Random House and NoHo arts district magazine

http://nohoartsdistrict.com/entertainment-news/la-music-scene/item/3432-music#.WRf5LxYhMbY.email

Last but not least here is the link to Ms. Attkinsson’s book which covers fake news and the political aspects thereof

https://www.amazon.com/Smear-Shady-Political-Operatives-Control-ebook/dp/B01JYX44LE

A small and blatant self-promo in case you still wanted to see how astroturfing looks like from the internet marketing and SEO perspective here:

You can now purchase our books on Amazon and Barnes and Noble by clicking here:

Arctic Silver A Little Spam will do ya

Amazon Books:
A little Spam will do you

https://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Silver-Little-Spam-Will/dp/0995654506

Cracking The Code

Barnes and Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cracking-the-code-on-amazon-fake-reviewsfake-news-and-counterfeit-goods-an-online-trade-alert-consumer-report-ed-bernaise/1125322866?ean=9780995654525

 

 

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