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John Ward – Professional Trolls : Who Pays Them & Where Do They Come From? – 14 September 2014

JohnWGovernment statement as propaganda, news article as propaganda, police leak as propaganda, opinion poll as propaganda….and comment thread trolling as propaganda

I have just taken great pleasure in expunging a professional troll from The Slog. The bloke’s history is as follows:

1. He first of all hijacked the ID of another innocent threader.

2. He then threaded 18 negative comments about exposés I’d posted.

3. When challenged, he launched an obscenely abusive response.

4. On investigation, he turned out to have used 17 different IP addresses while threading 18 comments. No genuine threader needs 17 different IP addresses. Continue reading

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