John Oliver on Astroturfing

(PG-13: language) For the main segment of Sunday night’s episode of HBO’s satirical news series, Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver takes a closer look at astroturfing, a practice used by organizations to fake grassroots support.

“Organizations can hire fake advocates who create the illusion of real support for their message. It’s a shady practice called astroturfing that can warp the public perception of anything…even astroturfing.”

Previously: John Oliver on Workplace Sexual Harassment