Posts tagged Troll
Woman in Kent Jailed For Pretending To Be Murdered Child’s Ghost On Twitter

Chloe Cowan, a 20-year-old from Kent, has been handed a three-year jail sentence and banned from using any internet-enabled device for 10 years, after pretending to be the ghost of a murdered child to launch a series of hate attacks on Twitter… Social media abuse is a common problem, but this seems to take things to a new low.

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The Science Of How Comment Trolls Influence Your Opinion

It's almost second nature to expect a series of trollish comments below any science story published on the internet.  Generally, we like to think that these responses don't influence us; but this couldn't be further from the truth.  New research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that their tone can actually impact readers' opinions about the subject of the article.

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Notorious Reddit Troll Looks For Employment In The Porn Industry

He was behind the popular aggregating website's most egregious and downright perverted subreddits – including but not limited to r/rapebait, r/incest and r/jailbait – and is now of the most notorious Internet trolls since being outed by Gawker. But now having lost his job and apologised for the majority of his online actions, 'Violentacrez' is looking for employment in the porn industry. And he's using his 'credentials' as a Reddit moderator to get him there...

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Podcasters Out To Troll Fifty Shades Of Grey With Crowd-Sourced Sex Novel

The staggering success of erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey is one sure to baffle reading trends analysts', let alone this twenty-something male. But for two US podcasters, the rise in popularity of the sex novel just had to be exploited...

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