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Why People Become Internet Trolls

Understanding trolls

After spending years building relationships with trolls and trying to understand them, journalist Ginger Gorman shares her findings in the the book Troll Hunting:

  • They are not uneducated persons, that lack social skills and live in their parents' basement.They have partners, children, and full-time jobs.
  • They show leadership skills as commanders of large trolling gatherings.
  • They are socially intelligent and capable of to identifying users’ weaknesses with precision.

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