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What Do We Know about Astroturfing?

A Monkey Cage reader writes:

My question is how many organizations are there that are “astroturfing“? How do you distinguish between a legitimate group and an astroturf one? I didn’t find anything primarily about this topic when I searched the website and I’ve been wanting to hear more about this since reading Theda Skocpol’s Diminished Democracy.

My own searching didn’t turn up much either.  Do readers have suggestions?

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