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I am a troll: Inside the secret world of BJP's digital army

Trolling is an organised political activity

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Vir Sanghvi 



I Am a Troll:
Inside the Secret World of the BJP’s
Digital Army
Swati Chaturvedi
Juggernaut Books; Rs 250; 192 pages


Here’s what we know about online trolls. We know that trolls tend to be lonely or socially dysfunctional men whose own sexual inadequacies lead them to be (often violently) misogynistic. We know that all trolls like to escape the sad and solitary nature of their everyday existence by attacking (or abusing or even threatening) famous people. And we know that the anonymity provided by such social media handles as Twitter (a laboratory-grade petri-dish for the breeding of sleazy abusers) tends to embolden even the most diffident and timorous of men.

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First Published: Thu, December 29 2016. 10:50 IST

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