Skeptics named in Top 10 Astroturfers


Veteran investigative journalist, Sharyl Attkisson has famously broken down the phenomenon of astroturfing, i.e.,the  fake “grassroots movements” of trolls funded by political, corporate, or other special interests.  Here is a TED talk the multiple emmy award winning journalist has given on the subject of Astroturf and manipulation of media messages 

They are  very effectively in manipulating and distorting media messages, especially on the internet  and on Wikipedia in particular. The Australian Skeptics have a huge online presence with a strong message pro vaccination and anybody who challenges  vaccinations is labelled an “anti vaxxer” and then perceived as selfish, conspiracy theorist, dangerous.   The No Jab No Pay campaign was started by the Daily Telegraph and supported by the Skeptics and SAVN with many messages are contantly being given to the Australian public  destroy the credibility of anyone who questions vaccinations such as the thesis of Dr Judy Wilyman Phd. In an informal, non-scientific survey Sheryl Attkisson names Science Blogs such as: in the list  Top 10 Astroturfers .