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 That Amateurs Are Ruining Their Hobby
They want to distinguish their "trolling in the public interest" from the media's idea of a "troll".
Jamie Bartlett, Illustrations: Cei Willis