Friday, October 14, 2005

Fox readers slam pro microsoft column

"Fox readers slam pro-Microsoft column"

A follow up from the previous story, ""Open Debate About OpenDocument" - Fox News readers comment on OpenDocument criticism", is other media picking up the story. Techworld comments on how the original article was written by a Microsoft sponsored organisation:
"Several of the letters accuse Microsoft of trying to promote its own interests by presenting Prendergast, writing for a Microsoft-linked organisation, as an unbiased observer. This practice is known as "astroturfing," defined as a formal public relations campaign that tries to mask itself as a spontaneous, grassroots reaction to an event or opinion."

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