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.
Twitter dunks on conservative for calling Melania Trump’s dinner menu ‘froo-froo’
'Jambalaya is froo-froo?'
Whenever there’s a mass shooting, trolls blame comedian Sam Hyde
Sam Hyde is not the real shooter—but trolls don't care.
Snapchat expertly trolls Facebook with new April Fools’ Day filter
The ball is in your court, Facebook.
Don’t fall for this fake photo of Emma González tearing up the Constitution
'Teen Vogue's chief content officer has slammed the accounts sharing the image.
Russian trolls contacted Trump officials on Facebook during the 2016 election
Russian accounts used fake names to trick Trump campaign officials.
Reddit, Tumblr in the hot seat for helping spread Russian propaganda
They join Facebook, Twitter, and Google on the list of platforms exploited by Russian trolls.
Fake ‘Black Panther’ posts are alleging violence at screenings
Many accounts are using graphic photos of domestic abuse survivors.
Internet trolls police who asked for help identifying Best Buy thief
The alleged thief's picture went viral.
Sarah Silverman advises Twitter troll, pays medical bills after heartfelt exchange
This is what happens when you treat 'people on the internet' as real people.
The founder of We Rate Dogs hilariously trolls FCC chairman over net neutrality
As far as Twitter burns go, it's 13/10.
This Facebook group will respond to racist trolls on your behalf—but it’s not a perfect solution
Don't have the emotional energy to reply to jerks? Let these white people do it for you.
Martin Shkreli’s bail revoked after dumb Facebook threat
Martin Shkreli is being held until sentencing.
13 things you never knew about 8chan, the controversial message board
Is the messaging board as bad as it seems?
Ryan Reynolds trolls wife Blake Lively with hilarious birthday Instagram post
Turns out he's an expert cropper.
8chan trolls dox @YesYoureRacist, the Twitter account doxing neo-Nazis
@YesYoureRacist's efforts went viral after Charlottesville.
This boyfriend dedicated his whole vacation to trolling his girlfriend with a bad joke
Got enough jokes, mate?