Monday, January 20, 2014

Buying 'Grassroots'

Just peeked over at the NGAC page to see what they've been up to since they Reasoned Discoursed me. The usual.  Insults, lies, character attacks, obsessions w/ genitalia.  Then I noticed something. 

They've gone from about 900 'likes' which they sat at for years, to over 26000 in just two months. 

Yeah, that's legit.  So iow, they got a grant from someone to start dumping money into advertisements and/or 'bots to make it seem like they actual support.  There's a word for that.  What was it again?

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drjim said...

"Astroturfing", as in fake grass(roots).

John said...

So, they hired some company that outsources to india to provide "likes" to your website. They even have some silly term for it.

I had one call me just last week for Guns Save Life.

Told him to go piss off in more diplomatic words.


dustydog said...

I imagine that people of the proper politics can pay Facebook a small fee to get the likes directly in bulk, without sullying their hands by paying for actual likes.