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Astroturfing and Vaccines

Astroturfing is defined as “the deceptive tactic of simulating grassroots support for a product, cause, etc., undertaken by people or organizations with an interest in shaping public.”

Adam Bienkov writes in the Guardian that “the use of so-called “astroturf” groups is widespread across all nations and walks of life, from China to Britain, from book reviews to online surveys, and from big business to local politics.”

So what does astroturfing have to do with vaccines?

It doesn’t. Except for Sharyl Attkisson. She seems to believe that many people who write about their support for vaccines aren’t being genuine about their motivations and must be shills working for vaccine companies or something.


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1 thought on “Astroturfing and Vaccines”

  1. actual skeptic

    “It doesnt”, sure buddy. Corruption exists in every industry, from the agricultural industry to the military industrial complex, EXCEPT the pharmaceutical industry of course, vaccine science is always legit and shouldn’t be questioned. Sarcasm aside, everyone who has read about the history of pharmaceutical industries and their revolving doors with the FDA and CDC, knows how full of bullshit studies and media stories can get, this includes vaccines. Obviously a vaccine is only bad, when there is a newer “better” version. Its a lack of imagination to think that there wouldnt be paid journalist/shitposters (brian deer hmhm) writing propaganda, it happens everywhere.

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