trolling

Essays

I Trolled Strangers on Craigslist and Learned About Human Connection

For the sake of art, I explored why our internet reactions don’t need truth or reality to run wild.
Cole Nowicki
7.30.18
Memes

The Reason Right-Wing Memes Are the Most Popular Memes

We spoke to the author of 'The Ambivalent Internet' about the rise of the right online.
Joe Bish
4.26.17
Features

A Brief History of Aphex Twin Trolling His Fans

From his recent 'Cheetah' EP to real-life eccentricities, writer Michaelangelo Matos dives into Aphex Twin's trickster side.
Michaelangelo Matos
7.20.16
News

​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.
Jake Kivanc
6.16.16
Gaming

Why Do Video Game Fanboys Get So Worked Up Over Review Scores?

When IGN scored <i>Uncharted 4</i> 8.8, and not the perfect 10 that super fans anticipated, the site's comments section went to shit. But why is that?
Colm Ahern
5.12.16
tech

How We Can Stamp Out Trolls and Make the Internet a Happier, Safer Place

To some unfortunate users, the internet is a minefield of harassment and hatred. But there are steps we can take to make it a lot friendlier.
Mike Diver
5.6.16
confessions of a

An Internet Troll Explains Why He Loves Pissing People Off Online

"People think what I'm doing is immoral, and they're not wrong."
VICE Staff
2.9.16
The VICE Guide to Making 2016 Better Than 2015

​How to Raise the Level of Online Debate in 2016

Don't blame everything on the trolls – it's everyone's fault that the internet is in such a mess.
Sam Wolfson
1.8.16
YouTube Channel of the Week

YouTube Channel of the Week #4: Brittany Venti

A woman who acts as a hoover for all of the internet's sexist abuse.
Joe Bish
1.6.16
Art

Startup Troll Exposes Art World Superficiality via Twitter

@TinderGuysArt takes you inside the mind of a young collector flashing his startup money.
Andrew Nunes
12.10.15
Stuff

We Asked Students How They Prank Teachers in the Digital Age

The days of shooting saliva-drenched pieces of paper out of a straw are long gone.
Stefanie Staelens
10.22.15
Art

Street Artists Sabotage 'Homeland' with Anti-'Homeland' Graffiti

So, how'd they get away with it? "Set designers were too frantic to pay any attention to us," the artists explain.
TCP Staff
10.15.15
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