beware of the trolls
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Beware of the trolls!
What is an internet troll?
"Someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.
Trolling can be silly, but it can also be scary.
Be aware and be ready.
Places where trolling occurs online: Youtube video comments Blog comments Even WE get these! Forums Email Any social media site Anonymous social networks
More on trolling.
The best way to respond to a troll?
Trolls want to provoke an emotional response from you. DONT engage.
What happens when things get serious?
When a troll wont leave you alone,
You can take your complain to civil or criminal court: More on this.
Court is a pricey option, but you can always start with a threat to sue.
Brush up on the federal cyber-stalking laws Use your resources. USA.gov, for example.