TITLE

Civic Gadfly Steps on 'Astroturf' Groups

AUTHOR(S)
Moss, Linda
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Multichannel News;4/3/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 14, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on a report issued by the civic watchdog association Common Cause against so-called Astroturf organizations in the U.S. which it charges are corporate-funded groups lobbying on telecommunication issues. Arguments raised by Common Cause against the groups; Call of the Common Cause for Astroturf groups to disclose about who is financing them; List of the groups cited in the report.
ACCESSION #
20414978

 

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