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The Complete Guide to Understanding and Dealing With Online Trolls by Ragen Chastain
How to deal
Now that we know who and what we’re dealing with, let’s talk about how to deal with them.
Don’t feed the trolls
This rehashing of the “ignore your bullies and they’ll go away” advice that many of us got in junior high is by far the most common advice that you’ll hear for dealing with online harassment, and it can be a solid strategy.
As Dana Boyd, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and the founder/president of Data & Society puts it, “in a world of blogging and pagerank, critiquing trolls gives them both literal and figurative capital.” Trolls are rewarded when you respond to them, so don’t.
Trolls  Trolling 
9 days ago by juandante
Russian Trolls Are Flooding Social Media With Messages Meant To Increase Tensions In U.S. : NPR
Just hours after that Florida shooting last week, Russian bots got busy on social media posting pro-gun-rights messages, also posting pro-gun-control messages. It's the latest example of a phenomenon documented in special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment released on Friday of Russian trolls and bots working to deepen divisions in U.S. society. Oklahoma Republican Senator James Lankford has been talking about this since the NFL national anthem controversy last fall.


JAMES LANKFORD: They were taking both sides of the argument this past weekend and pushing them out from their troll farms as much as they could to try to just raise the noise level in America and to make a big issue seem like an even bigger issue as they're trying to push divisiveness in the country.
Russia  trolls  trolling  socialmedia 
26 days ago by Quercki
Measuring The Health of Our Public Conversations — Cortico
An article laying out some basic indicators of the 'health of public conversations' towards automating these with the MIT peeps into metrics.
socialmedia  twitter  conversation  metric  trolling  tools  academic  politics  tribalism 
6 weeks ago by bonuswavepilot

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