Trolls participate in disruptive, sometimes malicious online behavior with the goal of provoking a reaction. Typically, they act for their own entertainment and believe nothing they say or do online should be taken seriously. The line between trolling and harassment is blurry and unsettled, a common topic of debate amongst everyone from academics to the trolls themselves.
Patton Oswalt raises money for man who trolled him on Twitter
'Aw, man. This dude just attacked me on Twitter and I joked back but then I looked at his timeline.'
Friend goes viral for congratulating friend for losing his virginity, because of course
There's even an obligatory dab in the video.
Student poses as a Trump supporter to troll conservatives—and make money
She's living a double life on her own Twitter timeline.
Michael Avenatti slams claims that 4chan users faked Kavanaugh allegations
'The claim is completely bogus without any basis in fact.'
Trolls are flooding Rotten Tomatoes with rave reviews of Netflix’s ‘Insatiable’
It's somehow one of the highest-rated shows on the site.
Trolls are spreading falsehoods about the LGBT community supporting pedophilia
Actor James Woods spread a fake poster to tens of thousands.
Viral video of ‘Uber driver’ throwing his ‘passenger’ into a fountain stumps the internet
These pranksters even fooled New Yorkers.
Twitter is locking accounts with ‘Elon Musk’ in the display name
There are a lot of people trying to be Elon Musk on Twitter.
Twitter may be finally acting on some of its anti-troll promises
The platform is reportedly burying far-right trolls like Richard Spencer in its search results.
Disney appeased the alt-right by firing James Gunn—here’s why that’s a big problem
It all began in bad faith, alt-right Twitter.
Alex Jones claims liberals are starting a civil war on July 4
It seems no one, uh, told the liberals.
Blogger slain moments after hosting seminar on online harassment—allegedly by internet troll
Police have arrested a man claiming to be the blogger's internet troll.
Twitter dunks on conservative for calling Melania Trump’s dinner menu ‘froo-froo’
'Jambalaya is froo-froo?'