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
Stuff

Donald Glover's 'Atlanta' Is Only Getting Better

Episode four of the brilliant new show featured an ethnically ambiguous internet troll and the odyssey-like struggle of being poor.
Mensah Demary
9.22.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

How I Trolled Maine's Racist Governor into an Ugly Public Meltdown

After I asked Paul LePage about his history of inflammatory comments at a town hall, a few poor decisions on his part turned a minor controversy into a full-blown political crisis—but the whole thing was supposed to be a joke.
Andrew Ritchie
8.31.16
VICE TALKS FILM

Werner Herzog Explains the Internet to Us

VICE sits down with the legendary German filmmaker to discuss his new documentary, the future of humanity, and trolling.
VICE Staff
8.19.16
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
6.15.16
tech

How to Stamp Out Trolls and Make the Internet a 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
2.8.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Bill Clinton Says Bernie Sanders Supporters Are 'Trolling' Hillary Fans

He's apparently sick of all those Bernie or Hillary memes—and so-called 'Bernie Bros.'
VICE Staff
2.8.16
The VICE Guide to Making 2016 Better Than 2015

​How to Make Online Discourse Less of a Trash Fire in 2016

Don't blame everything on the trolls—it's everyone's fault that the internet is such a mess.
Sam Wolfson
1.8.16
Stuff

Students Talk About How They Prank Teachers in the Digital Age

"We once took a screenshot of the desktop, then removed all the desktop items and set that image as the wallpaper. The teacher started freaking out because she couldn't click on anything."
Stefanie Staelens
10.22.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Hacker Trolled a Bunch of Canadians Who Confused Him for Stephen Harper on Twitter

He's almost as aggravating as the real Stephen Harper.
Jake Kivanc
10.21.15
Stuff

4chan Trolls Tried and Failed to Start a Trend Where Women Peed Their Pants For Equality

The campaign to #pissforequality is a hoax.
VICE Staff
10.6.15