# Talk:Astroturf

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Interesting concept....and new to me. More? Links to examples? PFoster 19:32, 23 February 2008 (EST)

Living Marxism and its dread spawn could qualify, if anyone could actually work out what their real objective was. Which reminds me, I need to write some articles about everyone's favourite group of genocide denying technophile journalists and lobbyists who simultaneously occupied the far left and far right. Also, wasn't 'Jews for Jesus' a similar group?--מְתֻרְגְּמָן שְׁלֹום
Haven't got the link handy, but there's a current group claiming to be anti-Sharia muslims or something of that nature, they're posting to a lot of blogs with all sorts of claims. Turns out there membership contains few, if any, actual muslims. Good example, but I'm gonna have to dig a bit for more detail. --Kels 19:40, 23 February 2008 (EST)
Ah, here we go! --Kels 19:43, 23 February 2008 (EST)

uslims Against Sharia

Help! They're using our own and B4B's tactics back against us! --מְתֻרְגְּמָן שְׁלֹום

Two things; 1) everyone else seems to call this astroturfing rather than astroturf, name change 2) can we give the anti-Denmark protests over the Muhammad cartoons though the Muslim world as an example, that has always bugged me how orchestrated they were? - User ${\displaystyle \scriptstyle h/2\hbar }$ 03:04, 16 April 2009 (EDT)

As far as the name, I think the "root" makes more sense - the people generating it are astroturfers, what they do is astroturfing, what they create is astroturf, etc. And, yeah, sure, why not add those protests, if you think they are a good example? ħuman 16:58, 16 April 2009 (EDT)

## add Canada's Ethical Oil movement?

The Canadian Conservative government under Stephen Harper has undertaken a massive (and blatantly obvious) propaganda campaign to convince the mindless masses that the rapid and reckless extraction of our oil is the best thing since God appointed Harper. It's called Ethical Oil and is a clear example of astroturfing. It meets the criteria already laid out in the article. It is (or was initially at least) run by a former aid/advisor to the Prime Minister's Office. They solicit donations so they can combat the overwhelmingly deep pockets of real charitable and/or environmental organizations, even though they are clearly funded by Conservative and/or Big Oil lobbyists, if not the PM himself. The website is http://www.ethicaloil.org. I'd write it myself but I don't consider myself qualified. Maybe someone with more experience with this stuff can look into it. --96.52.236.106 (talk) 17:16, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Never fear, RW has an article. --TheLateGatsby (talk) 17:35, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

## Baha'i astro turf

that photo's real grass. i used to work there. i some times slept in the gardens cos i was doing security and it was a slow night...they mow the lawns with a lawnmower, ropes and footy boots. no shiz....keep photo but. Skinnytony1 (talk) 10:52, 12 August 2014 (UTC)