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Author Gorman, Ginger, author.

Title Troll hunting : inside the world of online hate and its human fallout / Ginger Gorman.

Publication Info. Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Books , 2019.
©2019
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Description xii, 292 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-290).
Contents Preface -- pt. 1. Trolls. The paedophiles, the trolls and the journalist ; WTF is trolling? ; Meet the trolls ; When the flowers grow funny ; You are literally the enemy ; Notes in the margins: What the fuck did you expect? -- pt 2. Targets. She was asking for it ; Misogyny on the internet ; Deep in the grey ; Your demons are omnipresent ; Not much cop ; Champions of free speech controlling the message ; Notes in the margins: White women are cancer -- pt. 3. Troll hunting. Hunting a terrorist troll ; The internet was my parent ; White men at the centre ; Professional racist ; Notes in the margin: The hardest conversation of all -- Reaching back across the cold water.
Summary In 2013, journalist Ginger Gorman was trolled online. She received scores of hateful tweets, including a death threat. A picture of Ginger heavily pregnant alongside her husband and two-and-half year old daughter appeared on a fascist website. Understandably she was terrified, but once the attack subsided, she found herself curious. Who were these trolls? How and why did they coordinate such an attack? And how does someone fight back against a troll? Over the next five years Gorman spoke to psychologists, trolling victims, law enforcement, academics and, most importantly, the trolls themselves, embedding herself into their online communities and their psyches in ways she had never anticipated. What she discovered was both profoundly shocking and fascinating. Syndicates of highly organised predator trolls across the globe systematically set out to disrupt and disturb. Some want to highlight the media's alleged left-wing bias, some want to bring down capitalism, and some just want to have fun, even if it means destroying someone's life.
Subject Gorman, Ginger.
Online trolling.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Journalists -- Crimes against -- Australia.
ISBN 9781743794357
1743794355
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