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This is why we can't have nice things : mapping the relationship between online trolling and mainstream culture

Author: Whitney Phillips
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First MIT Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Internet trolls live to upset as many people as possible, using all the technical and psychological tools at their disposal. They gleefully whip the media into a frenzy over a fake teen drug crisis; they post offensive messages on Facebook memorial pages, traumatizing grief-stricken friends and family; they use unabashedly racist language and images. They take pleasure in ruining a complete stranger's day and find  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Whitney Phillips
ISBN: 9780262028943 0262028948 9780262529877 0262529874
OCLC Number: 965122287
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2016 Nancy Baym Book Award, sponsored by the Association of Internet Researchers. 2016
Winner of Winner of the 2016 Nancy Baym Book Award, sponsored by the Association of Internet Researchers. 2016
Description: xi, 237 s. : illustrations
Responsibility: Whitney Phillips

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