Nero, Nazis, and the New Far Right: The Phenomena of the Professional Troll
Call it the Donald Trump effect. It doesn't matter if the trolls believe what they are saying if their followers believe it.
OG Internet Trolls Are Upset Their Hobby's Been Ruined
“Threatening to rape someone on Twitter isn’t trolling,” one self-described troll explains. “That’s just threatening to rape someone. On Twitter.”