Forget Astroturfing, Now They're Stealing Pamphlets
from the take-that dept
While cable companies and the telcos that want to get into the TV business are busy trying out out-astroturf each other, things are getting rough on the front lines. Broadband Reports points out a police report from a town in Massachusetts in which a person leaving pamphlets for Verizon on people’s doorsteps alleges he was being shadowed by “a man in a black car” who was going around stealing all the pamphlets behind him. After some sleuth work, the employee says he found out the mysterious man in black worked for cable company RCN. It’s just television, who’d have thought it would lead to subterfuge in the streets?