(TEDx Talk) Former CBS REPORTER EXPOSES MEDIA LIES, Internet Shills & Astroturfing!!! — “BEWARE when interests ATTACK PEOPLE RATHER THAN ADDRESSING THE FACTS” • “Anonymous WIKIPEDIA EDITORS CONTROL and co-opt pages on behalf of special interests” • Study: “Wikipedia contradicted medical research 90% of the time” • “The drug company arranged to OPTIMIZE GOOGLE RESULTS, so it was no accident that you stumbled across that positive non-profit that had all of those positive comments. The non-profit was, of course, secretly founded and FUNDED BY THE DRUG COMPANY. The drug company also FINANCED THAT POSITIVE STUDY….”

“Beware when interests attack an issue by controversializing or attacking the people, personalities and organizations surrounding it rather than addressing the facts.”

Study: “Wikipedia contradicted medical research 90% of the time.”

“Anonymous Wikipedia editors control and co-opt pages on behalf of special interests. They forbid and reverse edits that go against their agenda.”

“The drug company also arranged to optimize Google search engine results, so it was no accident that you stumbled across that positive non-profit that had all of those positive comments. The non-profit was, of course, secretly founded and funded by the drug company. The drug company also financed that positive study….”

– Sharyl Attkisson, 20-year correspondent for CBS News

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske

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Wikipedia exposed @ 3:55!

Astroturf and manipulation of media messages | Sharyl Attkisson | TEDxUniversityofNevada

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