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astroturfing

Swedish translation: astroturfa

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English term or phrase:astroturfing
Swedish translation:astroturfa

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17:56 Sep 23, 2009
English to Swedish translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Government / Politics
Additional field(s): Advertising / Public Relations, Journalism
English term or phrase: astroturfing
Definition from Mousetrap Media Ltd:
A term used to describe fake grassroots support on websites and in blog comments. A method most usually employed by the public relations and advertising industry and political groups.

Example sentence(s):
  • Remember, when the grassroots are being led by the elite it's not "astroturfing": it's community organizing. The Jawa Report
  • What companies rarely realize, however, is that astroturfing is a myth, one which I've never heard of working to do anything except unravel companies’ reputations. Ryan Block
  • While the term astroturfing goes back to the mid-1980s, the practice began many more years ago. Guardian News and Media Limited
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astroturfa
Definition:
"I en ordlek på uttrycket gräsrot och AstroTurfs efterliknande av riktigt gräs myntades uttrycket att astroturfa (engelska astroturfing) för att beskriva försök att påverka åsikter genom kampanjer som utger sig för att vara genuina gräsrotsyttringar men i själva verket är samordnade propagandaaktioner."
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Definition from Wikipedia:
"I en ordlek på uttrycket gräsrot och AstroTurfs efterliknande av riktigt gräs myntades uttrycket att astroturfa (engelska astroturfing) för att beskriva försök att påverka åsikter genom kampanjer som utger sig för att vara genuina gräsrotsyttringar men i själva verket är samordnade propagandaaktioner."

Example sentence(s):
  • "I en ordlek på uttrycket gräsrot och AstroTurfs efterliknande av riktigt gräs myntades uttrycket att astroturfa (engelska astroturfing) för att beskriva försök att påverka åsikter genom kampanjer som utger sig för att vara genuina gräsrotsyttringar men i själva verket är samordnade propagandaaktioner." - Wikipedia  

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Den svenska termen förekommer mest i bloggar men får 350 träffar på Google.
Susanne Hallander
Sweden
Local time: 11:14
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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