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During And After The 2016 Election, Russian Online Trolls Bought 3,400 Facebook Ads

Between 2015 and 2017, Russian trolls purchased 3,400 Facebook ads to influence the election. The trolls often posed as supporters of different interest groups and posted fake status updates.

Internet May 10, 2018

Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey Is Asking For Help To Fix The Platform's Troll Problem

Chief executive Jack Dorsey is now asking the public for help with Twitter troll problem. He's accepting proposals from anyone who thinks that they can help make Twitter better.

Apps/Software March 2, 2018

‘Jeopardy’ Host Alex Trebek Trolls Hip-Hop-Loving Nerds By Calling Them 'Losers'

Game show host Alex Trebek hilariously trolled a contestant on Wednesday’s episode of ‘Jeopardy’ after she revealed she is into nerdcore hip-hop.

Viral October 13, 2016

How Low Can You Go: 'Overwatch' Player Aims For Lowest Possible Rank

With Hanzo as his hero, one 'Overwatch' player set his sights low and aimed for the bottom of the pack. How low can you go in the game?

Video Games August 24, 2016

Here’s How Google Plans On Preventing Trolls In VR

There may possibly be no solution to trolling online, but Google’s Daydream Labs is experimenting with ways to prevent trolling in VR. The company plans to do this by making sure users have their own personal space and encouraging positive behavior.

Google August 10, 2016

Reddit Introduces Block User Feature To Help Users Fight Harassment, Trolls And Spam

Reddit has a new block user feature to help users filter out any form of online abuse, ranging from spam to harassment and even trolls.

Internet April 7, 2016

The Dancing Man Enjoys Star-Studded Party In Hollywood: Sorry, Internet Trolls

The Dancing Man has the last laugh as he rubs elbows and dances the night away with celebrities in Hollywood after being a victim of online bullying.

Internet Culture May 25, 2015

Troll Impersonates Feminist And Pays For Promoted Tweets To Send Out Transphobic Hate Speech

A troll account impersonated Australian feminist campaigner and activist Caitlin Roper and sent out hateful tweets and graphic images. The fake account even paid for certain hateful tweets to be promoted through Twitter's advertising service.

Internet May 21, 2015

Google's New Game Plan To Beat Patent Trolls: It Will Buy Your Patents

Google is launching its own patent purchasing program with the aim to help patent holders sell patents in a simple and easy way while avoiding patent trolls. It's an experiment, notes the company.

Business April 28, 2015

Twitter Will Lock Trolls Out Of Accounts In New Threats To Prevent Abuse

Twitter announced updates to its abusive behavior policy that now will block trolls from accessing their accounts.

Internet Culture April 22, 2015

Tor Users Required To Register Phone Number To Sign-Up For Twitter

Twitter has introduced new security measures that will require Tor users to register their phone number to sign-up on the microblogging site.

Internet March 3, 2015

Twitter CEO: We Suck At Dealing With Abuse and Trolls

Twitter's Dick Costolo has acknowledged that the company sucks at dealing with abuse and trolls per a leaked memo posted on the company's internal forum.

Business February 5, 2015

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