Trolling as a form of activism

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There is a poll at the end of this article. I think you guys know what needs to bedone!

FromWikipedia, so take it with a grain of salt!

Inslang, atrollis a person who posts or makes inflammatory,insincere,digressive, extraneous, oroff-topicmessagesonline(such as insocial media, anewsgroup, aforum, achat room, anonline video game), or in real life, with theintent of provokingothers into displayingemotionalresponses,ormanipulatingothers’ perception. The behavior is typically for the troll’s amusement, or to achieve a specific result such as disrupting a rival’s online activities or purposefully causing confusion or harm to other users online.

In this context, both the noun and the verb forms of “troll” are frequently associated with Internet discourse. Media attention in recent years has equated trolling withonline…

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