BBC Tracks Down And Confronts An Internet Troll
from the in-case-you're-wondering dept
Lots of people wonder what internet trolls are thinking in trying to get their kicks out of being as obnoxious as possible online… and some folks at the BBC apparently were able to track down and confront an individual who had a reputation for highly obnoxious trolling — writing mean messages on Facebook tribute pages for people who were murdered. I’m not a huge fan of “confrontation” journalism, which feels pretty manufactured, but there is something amusing about watching the guy try to ignore the issue for a while, before realizing he can’t resist and he has to respond. It’s kind of a form of reverse trolling, where he fell for it…
It’s not the most enlightening of interviews, but given the general interest some people have in trolling, I figured some folks might find it interesting.