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Troll Hunting: Inside the world of online hate and its human fallout

Troll Hunting: Inside the world of online hate and its human fallout (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Gorman, Ginger

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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, bu...t 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... An intense and compelling read, Troll Hunting is an important window into not just the mindset and motivation of trolls, but the history of this kind of aberrant behaviour. Ginger Gorman has gained unprecedented access to trolls, even formed strange and enduring relationships with them, and her comprehensive investigation into what makes them tick has given us a brilliant book that is impossible to put down.
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ISBN 9781743794357
Published NZ 1 Feb 2019
Publisher Hardie Grant Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781743794357
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hardie Grant Books
Imprint Hardie Grant Books
Published 1 Feb 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Gorman, Ginger
Category Media Studies
Social Issues
Impact Of Computing & IT On Society
Australian
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 302.231
Weight 390g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Internet - Social aspects, Online trolling, Gorman, Ginger, Journalists - Crimes against - Australia
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade

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