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.

Student poses as a Trump supporter to troll conservatives—and make money
Kris Seavers
She's living a double life on her own Twitter timeline.
Michael Avenatti slams claims that 4chan users faked Kavanaugh allegations
David Gilmour
'The claim is completely bogus without any basis in fact.'
Trolls are flooding Rotten Tomatoes with rave reviews of Netflix’s ‘Insatiable’
Nico Lang
It's somehow one of the highest-rated shows on the site.
Trolls are spreading falsehoods about the LGBT community supporting pedophilia
Joseph Knoop
Actor James Woods spread a fake poster to tens of thousands.
Twitter is locking accounts with ‘Elon Musk’ in the display name
Tiffany Kelly
There are a lot of people trying to be Elon Musk on Twitter.
Periscope is getting a little less friendly to trolls
Joseph Knoop
It's taking a more hands-on approach.
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.
Alex Jones claims liberals are starting a civil war on July 4
Kris Seavers
It seems no one, uh, told the liberals.  
Blogger slain moments after hosting seminar on online harassment—allegedly by internet troll
Samantha Grasso
Police have arrested a man claiming to be the blogger's internet troll.
Twitter has a new method for identifying, punishing trolls
Phillip Tracy
The company will use behavioral queues.
Whenever there’s a mass shooting, trolls blame comedian Sam Hyde
Jay Hathaway
Sam Hyde is not the real shooter—but trolls don't care.
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