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Dot Dot Dot: The Internet’s sexual revolution

Is Hunter Moore this generation’s Larry Flynt?

On Nov 29, 2012 by Nicholas White

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Violentacrez’s short, sad Reddit reappearance

What happened to Michael Brutsch, a.k.a. Violentacrez, the "biggest troll on the Web"? He’s still alive and still has Internet access. Beyond that, only he knows for sure. 

On Nov 26, 2012 by Jennifer Abel

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The myth of the meritocratic Web

We think of the Internet as one of the great manifestations of a meritocracy, where the good/interesting/fascinating content rises to the top. Cole Styker takes a hard look at this myth and argues there are less pure motives at work influencing the content that becomes powerful online. 

On Nov 14, 2012 by [email protected]

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Study: 88 percent of sexual pics uploaded by teens are stolen by jailbait-style porn sites

It can ruin young womens' lives.

On Oct 23, 2012 by Fidel Martinez

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Infamous Reddit troll Violentacrez apologizes on CNN

Face to face with Anderson Cooper, the notorious troll says he did it for the karma points.

On Oct 18, 2012 by Fernando Alfonso III

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Redditors donate money to recently unemployed Violentacrez

The "His Name Was Michael Brutsch" fundraising campaign is trying to help the former troll, who was outed by Gawker, and his wife, who is disabled.

On Oct 16, 2012 by Fidel Martinez

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Reddit’s most notorious troll loses job after Gawker profile

"Violentacrez,"  whose real identity was revealed in a Gawker piece Friday, says he's been fired from his real-life job in financial services.

On Oct 15, 2012 by Fernando Alfonso III

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Unmasking Reddit’s Violentacrez, the biggest troll on the Web

Gawker's Adrian Chen reveals the identity of one of Reddit's most powerful (and most controversial) moderators.

On Oct 12, 2012 by [email protected]