The Triumph of the Shruggie: Why Ambivalence Dominates the Internet
What does it mean, when what we say online has no meaning?
Trolling Scholars Debunk the Idea That the Alt-Right’s Shitposters Have Magic Powers
Asserting that alt-right "trolls" were a deciding factor in Trump’s victory minimizes the broader trends that amplified their influence.
Whitney Phillips, Jessica Beyer, and Gabriella Coleman
humans of the year
Under the Internet's Bridge With Troll Scholar Whitney Phillips
Staring into the abyss for a living.
Leslie Jones and the Ethics of Amplifying Online Harassment
How should journalists cover harassment and hacks that are meant entirely to get attention?
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.
Interview with a Troll Whisperer
An interview with troll researcher Whitney Phillips about her book 'Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.'
A Researcher Spent 4 Years Embedded With the Internet's Worst Trolls
To understand the troll you must become one yourself.
Trolls Are Posing as Baltimore Looters Online
And people believe them.
T.I. Talks Going “EDM” with Stafford Brothers and Eva Simons on “This Girl”
Taking a break from his beef with Jimmy Fallon, the rapper drops verse on the anthemic new single bringing the TIP to the club and some shrimps to the barbie.