The Nightmarish Offline Effects of Online Trolling

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As users of the Internet we’ve met victims of online trolling — they’re everywhere now. Maybe you’ve been targeted yourself. Some have even been the trolls themselves

Often, these acts of online bullying amount to back and forth dialogue in a comment thread or a few pointed tweets. But some citizens of the Internet have been exposed to a darker slice of our online society — one that has impacted their lives offline

In a recent Mashable Spotlight investigation, Mashable‘s Rebecca Ruiz profiled a person whose job it is to moderate trolls; she judges whether to publish or censor controversial comments Read more…

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