Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
Originally posted by Numbers33four
"First they came for the [trolls] and I did not speak out--Because I was not a [troll]..."
edit on 12-6-2012 by Numbers33four because: (no
It's not even that simple. The definition of "troll" is very subjective... all you need to do is hurt someones feelings (intentionally or not) and
they could easily label you a troll. Everyone has been a "troll" at some point on the internet. They can distort and warp "troll" to mean anything
they want it to mean and target anyone who they want to target.
You don't even have to hurt someones feelings either, you could just spin a topic off topic intentionally.
Troll has gone from a relatively harmless term to describe mild trouble makers and jokers, mainly people who wind you up (or a WUM, wind up merchant,
as they were known on the BBC forums) to being some sort of catch-all phrase for any jackass who does something bad towards someone else on the
It's the media doing it. If you asked people what a troll was there would be a world of difference in the answers from people who browse the internet
regularly and know the meaning of the word and have experienced trolling, and those who've never seen the internet. And those who haven't seen the
internet probably only know trolls as psychopaths who sit around defacing online RIP pages and the like.
What's hilarious is that some of the media outlets waging this war on "trolls" are the biggest actual trolls of all. The Daily Mail make a living
on trolling people, purposely misconstruing and presenting certain arguments with the primary goal being to upset, anger or outrage their readers.
That is TEXTBOOK(Or Wikipedia page if you like lol) trolling.
These problems didn't exist a few years ago, now the internet is being painted as some dangerous place and the fascist governments(probably arrest me
for saying that in 10 years) are here to save us