Articles in two big(!) German online newspapers and several smaller ones.
"The media scientist Luca Hammer, who shortly afterwards dances "With the trolls in the data fire", holds it different. Since last September, he has been working with "Sifftwitter", ie with those communication fields of Twitter, on which morbid jokes, insults and unpleasant things gain the upper hand. Instead of averting indignation, he has repeatedly examined the networks and interactions of "trolls" and visualized them. An anthropomorphic Republica lecture on the essence and tactics of the "Troll-Community" has emerged.
Lesson 1: "Trolls" have an attitude. Of the approximately one thousand accounts, whose operators refrained from the regular rule offense on the net, Hammer ruled the majority of the political left rather than the right, in fact many operators proved themselves as diehard Marxists. Popular slogans include "Ehrenmann", "Ehrenlos", "Stalin" and "Gulag". Only those who do not look more closely, keep their verbal attacks for senseless havens. In fact, despite the pseudonym, Hammer believes the "troll" as at least as authentic as the more peaceful Twitter users. "Trolls" are very much disturbing for the "almans" (Turkish: German). With this word, they designate the rules of loyalty, supposed philistines, to whom they accuse capitalism and hypocrisy, and criticize their rules.
Lesson 2: "Trolls" have a stylistic claim: How can we have fun? This was the central question of this community. As a barker of the attention economy, they did not want to be shocked and provoked. Humorous, partly ironically packaged, this seems to be the minimum standard. But murders also go. However, this reduces the survival chances of a "Sifftwitter" account. After all, the "trolls" are concerned with the massive spread of Hashtags land, Sifftwitterland. As a legal "alman" one can only make it wrong: Every reaction confirms these people in their person who blocks them, gives them a trophy. That is why Luca Hammer advises to simply ignore them, show solidarity with their victims, or simply report them. Action instead of reaction."
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