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Reblog On Toxic Troll Culture Online-and Rise Of Trump - Nyssa's Hobbit Hole
I recommend Kali Holloway’s The Toxic, Bullying Troll Culture Has Made Much of the Internet Dangerous; Just Perfect for Donald Trump’s Political Rise. It’s about the rise of dangerous trolling on the Net–no longer “just for lulz”–and how it’s contributed to the rise of Trump as well. This is because of the increasing acceptance in the modern “troll culture” for misogyny, racism, neo-Naziism, and the like. For example: “In a sense, we’ve managed to push white nationalism into a very mainstream position,” one anonymous white nationalist and Trump supporter told Olivia Nuzzi, writing at the Daily Beast. “Trump’s online support has…