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What's the role of an internet troll?

Photo #1 from Rueil-Malmaison, France by 🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓ made on 2019-01-26 11:18 for Sola

In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses and normalizing tangential discussion, whether for the troll's amusement or a specific gain.

Both the noun and the verb form of "troll" is associated with Internet discourse. However, the word has also been used more widely. Media attention in recent years has equated trolling with online harassment. For example, the mass media have used "troll" to mean "a person who defaces Internet tribute sites with the aim of causing grief to families". In addition, depictions of trolling have been included in popular fictional works, such as the HBO television program The Newsroom, in which a main character encounters harassing persons online and tries to infiltrate their circles by posting negative sexual comments.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll

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🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓
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If that card is not feeding trolls, which one is going to do it? Following the rule, "never feed a troll", like for gremlins... This one should feed some. 😏 ... Be free to tell what you think, as long as you don't use pejorative terms, or ad hominem attacks... ... I'm wondering if a troll could have a positive role to criticise the app, the dev team, and the users, and saying loudly what everybody thinks in silence...
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José Zueco...™
No interesting internet without trolls...
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🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓
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😏 Hehehe... Could you tell us a bit more?
José Zueco...™
🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓, if not there would only be stolen and copied memes, nothing original, trolls are original...
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🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓
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José Zueco...™ ... 🤔 Interesting. When they bring some original stuffs, yep. It's not always strictly original of their own. They also use copy/paste. I have to admit that there're good ones from this point of view.
José Zueco...™
🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓, those aren't real trolls...
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🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓
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José Zueco...™ There's troll and troll: the real ones and the alternative ones... 😁
Awakened
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It's complex in a political sense and destroy communication ofc ...👌
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🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓
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Another kinda communication maybe...
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Gesithan
Trolling is essentially a soft power method of political violence. Yes I'm saying that all trolling of political even when it isn't front facing; the post histories of trolls always reveals that there is always something core ideology driving their posts. Contrary to popular belief this is not simply tactical (ie making someone you don't like cry), but a strategic, long term type of attack.
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Just another guy
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I agree on this. Seeing Red, for example, wants the old Plague community gone from Sola, this is an end goal of his.
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Gesithan
🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓, and this is why anyone who writes OpEds about how we "need to end trolling" or make "a reliable database for fact checking" are completely missing the point and ultimately losers. We all have to learn trolling and counter trolling.
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Seeing Red
Only some :)
🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓
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Seeing Red 🤔 Please, tell us more about the others who don't?
Kainer
Do not feed them
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🍼🏍🔥Garsbriel❓
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Please, tell us a bit more why?
Tilt
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I like sausage
José Zueco...™
Of course, you are German...😊
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Gwenn ❓
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José Zueco...™, And you own 50 bikes and I eat baguettes all day long 😂
José Zueco...™
Gwenn ❓, translate my last name from Spanish 😜...
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