Digital Literacy

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The Trolls Are Winning!

The ugly and often hurtful comments of trolls are increasing in number, according to the scholars who study online incivility. The ease of posting anonymous comments on blogs and social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook allows trolls to have a larger presence on the Internet now more than ever. Scholars note that one of the primary motivations of trolling is to titillate other trolls. This sets up one of the central difficulties in confronting trolling: Shedding light on trolling may only encourage it...