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Headline Of The Day

Via Policy Mic:
In his new book, Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires, NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik has revealed that Fox News’ public relations department spent years aggressively patrolling the comments sections of blog posts about the network, and responding to criticism (and even neutral statements) from fake accounts. According to Folkenflik, Fox staffers each maintained dozens of sock-puppet accounts, and even logged in from dial-up AOL accounts in order to make their posts seem like they’d come from actual, honest-to-god, out-of-touch angry grandparents.
Save this link for the next time you comment on a wingnut site and get accused of being the paid troll of George Soros or Organizing For Obama. (Tipped by JMG reader Win)

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