Astroturf: Fake Bloggers, Go Directly To Jail!
Fester points to Gawker:
“..the UK is about to make it a crime for companies to misrepresent themselves as consumers in their online marketing. That means, for example, that a company setting up a fake blog to hype its own products could be prosecuted, fined, and jailed. Free speech? Whatever. This is an awesome development. And bloggers can be locked up, too!”
AdAge has the story here.Â