Trolls

9.4.19

Massive BBQ Planned Next to Home of Vegan Who Sued Neighbors Over Meat Smells

More than 4,000 people have responded to the Facebook event saying that they'll be attending, and another 10,000+ say that they're interested.

7.26.19

The US Government Is Using Pineapple Pizza to Explain Russian Political Interference

We asked an online disinformation expert why the controversial dish is an apt metaphor for how trolls are messing with our country.

3.11.19

'Captain Marvel' Shows How the Culture War Is Making User Reviews Useless

Rotten Tomatoes had to make changes to audience rating functionality following a review-bombing campaign against the film.

1.28.19

How Facebook Trains Content Moderators to Put Out ‘PR Fires’ During Elections

Internal Facebook documents obtained by Motherboard show specific steps and strategies taken by the company to fight content moderation issues that may spike during an election season.

9.14.18

Racists Are Peddling Fake Nike Coupons for 'People of Color'

Apparently we've now reached the "racist 4Chan scam" phase of the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick's new ad.

8.30.18

Some Assholes Changed New York City to 'Jewtropolis' on Snapchat's Map

The anti-Semitic hack also showed up on apps like CitiBike and StreetEasy.

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8.27.18

Sacha Baron Cohen Got MAGA Trolls to Gangbang a Trump Dummy on TV

All in the name of fighting Antifa.

8.9.18

Voodoo Doughnut Is the Target of a New Pizzagate-esque Conspiracy Theory

This story seems to have holes in it.

8.9.18

QAnon Hysteria Shows that the World Learned Nothing From 2016

Calling the internet’s newest conspiracy craze a leftist prank just adds another layer of unproven conspiratorial bullshit.

7.13.18

Did Internet Trolls Finally Ruin the Burning Man Facebook Page for Good?

The annual Nevada festival has not created a Facebook event page in two years after mercilessly being bombarded with shitposting.

7.6.18

Cadbury’s Crowd-Sourced Chocolate Bar Contest Is a Prime Target for Trolls

Cross your fingers that we don't end up with a banana-tarragon-mustard candy bar.

6.27.18

Facebook is launching a fact-checking team in Canada to fight fake news

The social media giant has already launched fact-checking initiatives in 14 countries, including the U.S.

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