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Dealing with Trolling: Update for 2023

By Jenny Li Fowler October 19, 2023

The more time you spend on the internet, the greater the chance you will either witness or become a victim of trolling. Trolling is defined as antagonizing others online by deliberately posting inflammatory, irrelevant, or offensive comments or other disruptive content. Internet trolls aim to provoke an emotional...

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Dealing with Trolling

By Jenny Li Fowler October 8, 2019

This past year (2018-19), a few members of the MIT community experienced some fairly serious trolling on social media. The online harassment was not directed at any DLC in particular, and did not take place on a DLC-owned social media channel. Rather, they were instances where a staff member or student experienced...

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