The annoying online trolls..

Everytime I read the comments space I will always find words of abuse without any logic or thinking. That is a headache and “eyeache” online situation that it seems there are some people trained for unsatisfied towards everything and say dirty words towards everything.

Sometimes online trolls can really lead the direction of public opinions. They are the No.1 enemy of building an harmonoious Internet environment.

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They are the people “who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion, often for their own amusement.”

What they do is online harassment, abuse, and showing no respect, no compassion and no empathy.  They’d like to choose the way acting as a bully, racist or misogynist instead of rathional and logical commenters. They are selfish but they have no risk of worring about violating laws and get the punishment.  Some may be hired by certain companies aiming at leading the public opinions or stir opposite opinions.  They will make the online contexts unreasonable and difficult to communicate. You can’t find good comments in a punch of garbage words.

This video tells why and how people want to act as trolls online. And we can see that the teenagers are like to enjoy this kind of unmoral joy very much!

Seems online trolls are everywhere.

I wonder is there any solutions to it. I don’t think to close comments is a good way.

I think the solution lie in first legistilation. And the websites should take charge of clear out the abusing comments. What’s more, students should be educated about how to act online with a bottom line from an early age both at school and at home.

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2 Responses to The annoying online trolls..

  1. Lori Duke says:

    This is a tricky problem with no clear answers. I agree with you that early education is a big part of the solution. I was inspired by Carol Todd’s talk when she said that even though social media can be a scary, even dangerous place, we should teach kids how to be safe there instead of trying to keep them off it altogether. We can only hope that as our young kids are trained in online citizenship and become adults, the Internet will become a more respectful place for all.

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