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Why Do Trolls Exist?

An examination of social media trolling

Troll Faces. Photography Credit: Johnny Silvercloud

Trolls

A troll (on a message board, discussion group, or other social media) is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages/pictures on a forum with the intent of provoking frustration, grief, and/or anger out of people, derail discussion, or simply to disrupt the basic order at hand. Because trolls take away…

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Johnny Silvercloud

Johnny Silvercloud

20 yr U.S. Army vet turned analytical street photographer who talks about power, protest, and politics. Do not defend racism or sexism when I’m in the room.