Local News Segment: "Trolls"

Few things bring me as much joy as watching traditional media outlets cover Internet stories and explain online phenomena. In this Fox 11 news segment, the topic at hand is trolling. Trolls, as you know, “lurk in chatrooms or on YouTube until they unleash mean-spirited, menacing attacks on unsuspecting victims.” In their effort to break down exactly what trolls are, Fox 11 interviews victims of trolling, as well as “experts” who suggest responding to trolls by just ignoring them. The best part of the video, though, is the casual reference to a “professional troll” who apparently was paid by a business owner to victimize a competitor online. I guess that’s the Internet equivalent of a goon? TC mark

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  • http://twitter.com/brownnnbear Jocelyn

    but what is a goon to a goblin?

  • http://twitter.com/mik3cap Mike Caprio

    “Trolls are born in a magical land called /b/”

  • http://twitter.com/DMULLOL dee-bo

    how does one become a professional troll?

  • http://kumquatparadise.tumblr.com aaron nicholas

    hilarious

  • Guest

    Fox news is just trollin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Saul-Radshaw/100002056904024 Saul Radshaw

    wtf is this?? THis site sucks, GFY

  • Chris

    U mad bro?

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