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Sockpuppets, Astroturf, and Flogs: Deceptive New Media Practices
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

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Websites and blogs that enable the posting of customer opinions are proliferating online. Unfortunately, some try to take unfair advantage of these consumer tools through “astroturfing” and other practices that aim to seed the internet with fake reviews – either positive or negative. This panel will explore some of the legal and ethical issues implicated, and how some sites and regulators have responded.

Moderator: THOMAS COHN, Deputy General Counsel, Regulatory, NBTY Inc.; SUE ROSS, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

Speakers: KEN DREIFACH, ZwillGen, PLLC; RICK KURNIT, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz; CLARK RUSSELL, Assistant Attorney General, New York State Attoney General’s Office; AARON SCHUR, Senior Litigation Counsel, Yelp Inc. 

Sponsored by: Committee on Consumer Affairs, Thomas Cohn, Chair; Committee on Information Technology Law, Susan Ross, Chair; Committee on Communications and Media Law, Jonathan Donnellan, Chair


Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Aves.)