Trolls

nostradamus

QAnon Hysteria Shows that the World Learned Nothing From 2016

Calling the internet’s newest conspiracy craze a leftist prank just adds another layer of unproven conspiratorial bullshit.
Matthew Gault
8.9.18
YouTube

Can Wikipedia Solve YouTube's Conspiracy Theory Problem?

The Wikimedia Foundation wasn’t given warning before Susan Wojcicki announced at SXSW that YouTube is planning to use its content to debunk fake news.
Samantha Cole
3.14.18
russian reddit trolls

Reddit Says It Removed Hundreds of Suspected Russia-Linked Accounts

The website's CEO, Steve Huffman, admitted that Reddit was subject to 2016 election propaganda.
Sarah Emerson
3.5.18
mgs

Listen to a ‘Metal Gear Solid' Voice Actor Read Mueller's Indictment Against Russian Trolls

It sounds like the plot for ‘Metal Gear Solid 6: The Organization.’
Matthew Gault
2.21.18
Trolls

The Canadian Who Allegedly Spammed Twitch Into Oblivion Got a Criminal Charge

Brandan Lukus Apple has a Supreme Court order against him.
Jordan Pearson
1.15.18
Internet Propaganda

Russian Facebook Trolls Got Two Groups of People to Protest Each Other In Texas

A US Senator revealed on Wednesday that Russian trolls organized a simultaneous protest and a counter-protest in Texas in 2016.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.1.17
Encyclopaedia Dramatica

The Trouble With Keeping ‘Wikipedia’s Evil Twin’ Online

The internet’s ‘shitpost metropolis’ is in trouble. Should we care?
Roisin Kiberd
9.27.17
thread

Twitter Is Testing an End to the 140 Character Limit

This will be great for @realdonaldtrump
Kaleigh Rogers
9.26.17
first amendment

Berkeley Doesn't Have to Choose Between Social Justice and Free Speech

Framing the controversy in terms of “classic” trolling rhetoric allows us to talk about more than just free speech.
Whitney Phillips
9.26.17
passing the buck

Study Finds That Banning Trolls Works, to Some Degree

After Reddit banned r/Fatpeoplehate and r/Coontown, they took their trolling elsewhere.
Claire Downs
9.13.17
Just ask Pluto

Bill Nye Didn't 'Censor' Gender Science, He Updated it Because That's How Science Works

Science evolves. We used to think the Earth was flat, remember?
Kaleigh Rogers
5.5.17
Troll Warfare

Mexico’s Troll Bots Are Threatening the Lives of Activists

How an army of Twitter trolls is invading Mexico’s democratic process.
Andalusia Knoll Soloff
3.9.17