Whitney Phillips

Books

The Triumph of the Shruggie: Why Ambivalence Dominates the Internet

What does it mean, when what we say online has no meaning?
Roisin Kiberd
8.1.17
Meme Magic

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
3.22.17
humans of the year

Under the Internet's Bridge With Troll Scholar Whitney Phillips

Staring into the abyss for a living.
Jordan Pearson
2.10.17
Twitter

Leslie Jones and the Ethics of Amplifying Online Harassment

How should journalists cover harassment and hacks that are meant entirely to get attention?
Jason Koebler
8.26.16
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
Internet

Interview with a Troll Whisperer

An interview with troll researcher Whitney Phillips about her book 'Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.'
Fruzsina Eordogh
5.19.15
Radio Motherboard

A Researcher Spent 4 Years Embedded With the Internet's Worst Trolls

To understand the troll you must become one yourself.
Jason Koebler
5.1.15
News

Trolls Are Posing as Baltimore Looters Online

And people believe them.
Jordan Pearson
4.29.15
Words

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.
THUMP Staff
8.8.14