He sart talking about trolls in general. The author is not biased. Before, people had no internet so they used to depend on their brain to reach the information they need. Internet can help us but at the same time can affect us negatively. Now, we …show more content…
An example is the fake Congressmen Steve Smith, his real name is Jeffrey Marty, a lawyer, who uses Twitter to share his ideas and beliefs for almost three years. Marty certains that the internet and being a troll assisted him to share his ideas, while no one would care if he sent a letter to New York Times.
Sometimes trolling is war online. People take advantage of it to stress what they believe in. Some trolling helped to make up some movements such as alt- right, a segment to support the right wing. It encourages some believed while opposes some others, this movement surely affected people political points.
Trolls can literally argue about anything and everything. It ranges from political views to hate and bullying. Leslie Jones was aggressively harassed and threatened by Milo Yiannopoulos, the alt-right leader. Yiannopoulos manipulated his 300,000 followers to harass Leslie Jones. Yiannopoulos states that he is right and he is telling people what they need to hear. Katie Notopoulos, an editor at BuzzFeed and co-host of the Internet Explorer mentions that trolls are trying to make people scared from using the internet while this make them …show more content…
Threats are leveled based on who you are and what you do. Em Ford, a YouTube makeup artist, received hate comments about her acne, she had to block many of them.
A study to be published by Zeev Kain, a professor at University of California, Irvine, suggested that if someone see a good act posted on Facebook, he or she is more likely to do good at that day. As the founder of the Dangerous Speech Project and faculty associate at Harvard’s Internet and Society Center stated that when people notice the change in “discourse norms shifting online” then they are more likely to mimic it in real life.
People blame law and police when a troll happen to them. Mike Bires, a senior police officer in Southern California, states that social media policies are unsure about how to act when it comes to comments that effect the First Amendment. He advises, if someone 's life is in danger, to discuss the issue with the police department of that website. Steins also mentions a type of trolls that affected women gymnastics such as Gabby Douglas and Alexa Moreno because of their race and body. Emily May co-founder of Hollaback!, created an app to report