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Supporters of Siew Kum Hong fight back against astroturfers at REACH portal

Supporters of Siew Kum Hong fight back against astroturfers at REACH portal

From The Newsroom Team Since we exposed the astroturfing of some lobby groups at REACH portal to protest against the re-appointment of Siew Kum Hong as NMP for a second term (read article here), his supporters flocked there en masse to defend him, increasing the number of comments from 27 to over 100 in a day. While the first... 

Why for better or worse we need Botak Siew to get nominated again as a NMP!

Why for better or worse we need Botak Siew to get nominated again as a NMP!

    I am sure many of you have come across this: Opposition to Siew Kum Hong’s re-nomination as NMP: Another “astroturfing” in process? Perusing through many of the comments; its easy for one to draw the conclusion things have got worse, people roll their eyes; they say what is the world coming too when even a NMP can... 

Opposition to Siew Kum Hong’s re-nomination as NMP: Another “astroturfing” in process?

Opposition to Siew Kum Hong’s re-nomination as NMP: Another “astroturfing” in process?

From The Informant Network Team “Astroturfing” refers to the creation of a fake grassroots or “people power” movement. The term for fake “grassroots” organising originates from a product called Astroturf, which is a plastic fake grass carpet-like product commonly used in baseball and football. The capitulation... 



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