Watch & Learn: Astroturf and the Manipulation of Media Messages

Does it ever seem like in the information age finding trustworthy news and information is really hard to find? You’re not alone. The reason you struggle — there’s a lot of politically motivated, corporately motivated, and just plain bad information on the airwaves today. In this TEDx Talk, Journalist Sharyl Attkisson walks you through the difference between ‘grassroots’ and ‘astroturf’ and why you need to be ever mindful when consuming media.

And at the end, you’ll get a few tips on how to identify the stuff you should ignore.

Josh Wolsky

Developer & Writer @TheMinot Voice, Fan of the Souris River, There's a lot to Savor about Minot. Fortunate to be a 'former' City Council member ;)

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