The goal of a troll is to engage their victims in an online argument – so the most effective way to deal with them is to ignore them. This may be harder than it sounds, particularly when someone has said something to make you angry.
What is the purpose of trolls?
In internet slang, a troll is a person who posts inflammatory, insincere, digressive, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.), a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog), with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses, or
What motivates an internet troll?
Trolls are also motivated by what psychologists call atypical social rewards. Generally, people are motivated by creating a positive social environment (typical, positive social rewards). But trolls show higher motivation to achieve negative social rewards, like creating social mayhem and disruption.
How do you become a troll?
A good troll will spend time carefully constructing the perfect prank. Make them think youre legit. And then mess with their minds. For example, spend time in that community making comments and posts which seem normal, before slowly going through a “crisis of faith” and eventually going full-blown crazy-pants.
Can you go to jail for Internet trolling?
When trolling becomes harassment, bullying or stalking, then a person may be find himself or herself subject to California criminal charges. It is also known as indirect electronic or cyber harassment. Doxxing someone can fall under this law. It is a misdemeanor crime.
Can you turn into a troll?
Anyone can become a troll: Causes of trolling behavior in online discussions. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 17), pp.
How do you respond to a troll?
Here are four ways you can respond to comment trolls:Ignore Them.Acknowledge the Commenters Misunderstanding.Engage in Thoughtful Debate.Admit When Youre Wrong.