Call it the Donald Trump effect. It doesn't matter if the trolls believe what they are saying if their followers believe it.
Moderators tell us why they spend up to 20 hours per week silencing trolls for free.
The internet is full of trolls making threats. Why do they so rarely end up in prison?
Don't blame everything on the trolls—it's everyone's fault that the internet is such a mess.
You know you'll have to at some point.
This morning, TransCanada is suing the Obama administration for blocking the Keystone XL oil pipeline, French police are investigating a suspected terrorist attack in Paris, a weed activists sends pot to Canada's MPs, and more.
They'd blow Agrabah off the map, if it actually existed on maps.
Evidence obtained by VICE connects the widely published doctored image with Gamergate supporters.
"I never actually tweeted it—but I don't condemn it, either."
Amelia Bonow wants to reclaim the abortion conversation.
A guide to not getting mad online.
Revenge pornographers and 4chan racists better watch out.
The frame rate police need to stop their pointless crusade against developers who don't achieve 60fps.
What comes of this crisis will not only define the "front page of the internet" as a company, but also this particular moment in digital history.
So you've been harassed online. Now what?
In the latest Michael comic, Michael reviews a mass-produced anime product on YouTube.
Caitlin Roper's Twitter has been duplicated multiple times by trolls. We spoke to her about why she's being targeted and how she's coping with it.
There's a deluded Facebook campaign being waged by people who think that a halal certification means that a cookie company supports terrorism.
In the wake of Gamergate, Twitter is partnering with a nonprofit organization to handle gendered abuse. But is that enough?
"Threatening to rape someone on Twitter isn't trolling," one self-described troll explains. "That's just threatening to rape someone. On Twitter."
The developer behind a weird, artsy video game called Depression Quest had her life thrown into disarray when she unwittingly became the clashing point in the gaming culture war. Now she's getting on with her life.
She's a regular person who wears jeans and spends too much time on the Internet. And she was created out of spite by the historically anti-feminist gamers of 4chan. This perplexing new symbol for (a form of) female empowerment is intended to fix gaming cu…
Have you ever read the comment section of a blog post or news article and thought, Damn, these trolls must be paid by someone? When it comes to enemies of a free and open internet, at least, they really are.
The comments section below an online article is where discourse goes to die. Allow me to take a moment to address the men (and occasional women) actively contributing to discourse's demise.