I attended a featured project session with MapThis, Ushahidi, and Greener One. Erik Hersmann, White African, mentioned the term "Data Posioning." Later I found this blog post and presentation via Ivan Boothe where he defines it as:
Data poisoning - what happens when your antagonist starts using it?
I twittered this question and other conference attendees either in the room or elsewhere responded:
the YMCA has faced tax and mission challenge from IHRSA (health and ract club) that distorts and twists our advocacy-data poisoning?
We have donors calling us asking why -- is this data poisoning? It's certainly twisting our message.
Earthjustice is dealing w/rightwing blogger saying we are responsible for high gas $$ b/c we're against Alaska drilling.
Yeah, it's called Fox News.
Has your organization dealt with "data posioning"? What are the best practices for dealing with it?