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"It's horrible" – Trolling victim and British MP speaks out

August 2nd, 2013
10:24 PM ET

Becky Anderson speaks with British MP Stella Creasy about what it's like to be trolled online and what needs to be done.

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  1. Darius Auglys

    You got the definition of trolling wrong :/

    Trolling:

    The art of deliberately, cleverly, and secretly pissing people off, usually via the internet, using dialogue. Trolling does not mean just making rude remarks: Shouting swear words at someone doesn't count as trolling; it's just flaming, and isn't funny. Spam isn't trolling either; it pisses people off, but it's lame.

    The most essential part of trolling is convincing your victim that either a) truly believe in what you are saying, no matter how outrageous, or b) give your victim malicious instructions, under the guise of help.
    Trolling requires decieving; any trolling that doesn't involve decieving someone isn't trolling at all; it's just stupid. As such, your victim must not know that you are trolling; if he does, you are an unsuccesful troll.

    August 4, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Reply

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