trolling

Hacking

Someone Is Claiming to Sell a Mass Printer Hijacking Service

After one hacker bombarded printers with a message urging people to subscribe to PewDiePie, someone is now claiming to offer a mass-printing service across the internet.
Joseph Cox
12.3.18
MAGA at HOPE

What Went Wrong at the HOPE Hacking Conference?

Attendees at Hackers on Planet Earth don’t think the conference is doing enough to address issues of harassment and intimidation from "bad faith attendees."
Daniel Oberhaus
7.23.18
Books

The Triumph of the Shruggie: Why Ambivalence Dominates the Internet

What does it mean, when what we say online has no meaning?
Roisin Kiberd
8.1.17
Muckrock

Billionaire Trump Funder Also Paid for Milo Yiannopoulos’ College Speaking Tour

University of Washington records confirm Yiannopoulos’ speaking fee as zero dollars, and entirely self-financed.
Matt Guariglia
3.27.17
Meme Magic

Trolling Scholars Debunk the Idea That the Alt-Right’s Shitposters Have Magic Powers

Asserting that alt-right "trolls" were a deciding factor in Trump’s victory minimizes the broader trends that amplified their influence.
Whitney Phillips, Jessica Beyer, and Gabriella Coleman
3.22.17
IRL

The Milo Yiannopoulos Fallout Reminds Us Why the Political Must Be Made Personal

The most abstract concepts are, ultimately, made of people. The trick is finding ways to communicate how.
Whitney Phillips
2.25.17
humans of the year

Under the Internet's Bridge With Troll Scholar Whitney Phillips

Staring into the abyss for a living.
Jordan Pearson
2.10.17
Twitter

It’s Not Just Pepe, The Russian Embassy Has Been Trolling on Twitter For Months

How the Russian Embassy to the UK is using Twitter to target anti-Russian media.
Ben Sullivan
1.10.17
short circuit

A Falkland Islands Twitter Account Is Argentina’s Biggest Troll

The account has a knack for getting underneath the skin of Aregentine Twitter users.
Meaghan Beatley
10.5.16
YouTube

YouTube’s Trolls Are Crying Censorship Over Cyberbullying Rules

Can you really get banned for a negative comment? Or are videos suggesting as much just trolling about trolling?
Roisin Kiberd
8.5.16
Internet

Twenty Years Ago, Trolling Was Repeatedly Posting ‘Meow’ in Usenet Groups

The 'Meow Wars' were a landmark in shitposting.
Roisin Kiberd
7.8.16
YouTube

'Minecraft' Has Brought a Special Brand of Troll to the Mainstream: Griefers

Some Minecraft players just want to watch worlds burn.
Roisin Kiberd
7.1.16
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