Astroturf: the Black Art of Deceit Exposed

This talk is a real eye-opener. Veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests and known by the cute epithet “astroturf”, manipulate and distort media messages. Some of the most egregious exponents of this black art of deceit are – you guessed it – certain pharmaceutical corporations. Attkinson’s revelations leave Wikipedia’s credibility utterly shredded as she exposes what is essentially a criminal operation designed to con, intimidate, ruin and deceive. This is an education no-one should miss, not least because she gives you simple strategies for seeing through it and sifting fact from fiction.