Trolls

Review Bombing

'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.
Samantha Cole
3.11.19
Facebook

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.
Joseph Cox
1.28.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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.
Drew Schwartz
9.14.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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.
River Donaghey
8.30.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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

All in the name of fighting Antifa.
River Donaghey
8.27.18
doughnuts

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

This story seems to have holes in it.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.9.18
nostradamus

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.
Matthew Gault
8.9.18
Internet Exploring

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.
Dan Ozzi
7.13.18
the internet

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.
Lauren Rothman
7.6.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Red Hen Owner Says She'd Kick Sarah Huckabee Sanders Out Again

"We just felt there are moments in time when people need to live their convictions. This appeared to be one."
Drew Schwartz
6.25.18
Trolls

This Dude Is Selling $40 Hot Dog Water to 'Encourage Critical Thinking'

It was an impressively elaborate troll.
Allison Tierney
6.22.18
Restaurants

Recently Closed Restaurant Posts Savage Responses to Its Bad Online Reviews

"Thanks for being one of our shittiest customers glad we’ll never deal with assholes like you again we’re doing just fine.”
Jelisa Castrodale
6.20.18
0113