Solaris astroturfing to feature in ABC documentary

The astroturfing of Mumbrella by paper company Solaris during its fight with Greenpeace is to feature in ABC Radio National’s Background Briefing this weekend.

As Mumbrella revealed in August, a member of staff at Solaris used multiple identities to attack Greenperace campaigners as “scum” in a comment thread on Mumbrella.  

But the IP address was tracked by Mumbrella to one registered with Solaris.

Solaris is under attack from Greenpeace over the environmental practices of owner APP.

Tomorrow’s episode of Background Briefing – Don’t trust the Web – airs at 9am with a repeat at 7pm on Tuesday.


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