Internet Trolling

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Internet trolling is a term applied to an "Internet troll," a "forum troll," a "wiki troll" or a "message board troll." Trolls are a person or persons (trolling can be a group project or process) who posts outrageous messages to bait people. Forum trolls delight in sowing discord on websites, often by expressing what many would consider a "far out" ideological point of view. Trolling is a form of network abuse. Trolling often inspires heated discussion (also known as "flame wars") which usually end with name-calling or other unproductive behavior.

Internet trolling is extremely common on websites like Youtube and the comments section of news articles on Yahoo! in the forms of cyberbullying, and it is a common liberal tool.

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