In this eye-opening talk, Sharyl Attkisson, an investigative journalist based in Washington D.C, shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.
In the first few minutes, she shines a powerful light on “cancer myths” and what happens to those who speak truth to power.
Sharyl is currently writing a book entitled Stonewalled (Harper Collins), which addresses the unseen influences of corporations and special interests on the information and images the public receives every day in the news and elsewhere.
Want to know why you should question sources and the confusing “controversies” that can appear in social media? The answer is in this video.