Sunday, August 21, 2016

Time magazine story about Internet trolls seems a bit questionable, at least to me

Joel Stein has a cover story “Why we’re losing the Internet to the culture of hate”, by Joel Stein, on p. 27 of the print issue of Time Magazine. Aug. 29, 2016, “Tyranny pf the Mob”, link  (also, “How Trolls are running the Internet”), paywall.  There’s a Wordpress commentary by “Austisticwiki”, “The Web is a sociopath with Asperger’s
Some people, not finding that people earn what they get anyway, seem to find fun and gratification in the sport of trolling.  But the most alarming idea is that Twitter would ban someone for encouraging his fans to troll.  Such is what is supposed to have happened to gaycon Brietbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who was supposed to be banned by Twitter permanently – except that I found multiple accounts for him tonight, just checked.   And there was nothing that obviously boorish about the content that I saw.

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