Tagged With trolls

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Even if Twitter finally bans the Nazis (lol yeah right), there will always be boring, stupid, annoying and bad people on the internet. And sometimes they will find what you put online, and bother you about it. How do you deal with them without feeling like crap? We got some advice from Eli Yudin, CollegeHumor's community manager, whose whole job is talking to strangers on the internet.

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Christmas is a time of giving, joy and cheer. A time when we settle in front of the Christmas tree and exchange gifts – thoughtful gifts, expensive gifts, gifts that we maxed out our credit cards on.

It doesn’t have to be that way. Troll your friends and family with this easy Christmas Day hack for laughs and scowls.

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Harassment and abuse on social media freaking suck. What also sometimes sucks: various platforms' inability or reluctance to effectively deal with it. But sometimes you've got to focus on what you can control and let go of the rest, which in this case means reporting harassment.

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I love Twitter even though my replies are filled with people calling me an idiot. I use it to follow the news and make stupid jokes, but I can barely tweet about politics without an army of anonymous trolls spamming my notifications. Now Twitter is finally giving users some new tools to keep the trolls our of your mentions.

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When dealing with jerks and trolls both online and off, you have a choice: you can engage and try to get them to see the error of their ways, or you can avoid them, ignore them and move on with your life. Most of us already know that ignoring jerks is the best way to deal with them, but a new study from Baruch College (CUNY) brings the point home, and explains why it's better for your health, too.

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Trolling has been in the news a lot recently, often for questionable reasons. Campaigns aside, the problem isn't about to evaporate. Freedom of speech means you'll inevitably hear something you don't like, and in practice you can't get around online without being drawn into a shootout from time to time. When that happens, these tips will keep you in the discussion without losing your cool or becoming a troll.

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It's easy to think of a critic as an arsehole when they're mean and harsh, but sometimes there's a good point myred in all that negativity. Harsh criticism can cause you to sometimes miss the point, but if you consult your inner troll and criticise yourself you can address those concerns ahead of time.