Twitter, the social media website best known for ignoring its abuse problem until it metastasized into a full-blown presidency, has as of late been trying to change its image. It’s stripped some far-right and white supremacist users of their verified badges and banned others, as well as rolled out what it says is …
Figuring out the secrets behind the latest superhero movies is one of the internet’s favorite past times. This week though, one Guardians of the Galaxy fan took things to a whole new level and paid the price by taking an epic troll.
Is Christopher Poole, the creator of 4Chan who’s also known as “moot,” going to work for Google? If we’re to believe the latest blog post (and tweet) from the notorious community leader, that’s exactly what’s happening.
Killing Them Safely is a documentary taking issue with the ‘less than lethal’ part of Taser’s stun guns. It’s been critically acclaimed by the New York Times and Hollywood Reporter, but Taser’s employees have not-so-anonymously been taking to the internet to pan the movie.
This should not come as a surprise, but Anonymous is probably not going to rid the world of terror with its myriad “ops.” In fact, the latest reports indicate that the leaderless pack of hacktivists is not only incapable of disrupting ISIS, it seems like Anonymous is totally fucking this one up.
The Guardian has a doozy of a report on Russia’s secret troll army: hundreds of bloggers and commentators paid to flood the internet with pro-Kremlin posts. Two former employees gave the paper a rare glimpse inside the troll army’s headquarters.
Trolls are shitting all over our internet. You can hardly search for something as innocuous as "dog" on Google without coming across inflammatory attacks on every possible dog-related opinion under the sun. All horrible things have to crawl before they can walk/crush spirits, though. Even trolls.
Trolling is fun, until you get caught. And that's exactly what just happened to someone in Washington, who got a Congressional IP address banned for trolling Wikipedia.
Trust the listings you find on Google Maps? You shouldn't, because it's dumb easy to fake them. That's what Google Maps exploiter Bryan Seely demonstrated for me this morning. And while trolling politicians with dick jokes is never not funny, there's also a whole sub-community of scammers turning Google Map's little…
The hacking scenes in House of Cards are wildly unrealistic. They're everything from infuriating to hilarious, but they are definitely not surprising. It turns out, though, that this long tradition of portraying hacking horribly, horribly wrong in TV and film is often intentional.
Though not just sadists — researchers say online trolls also score above average in narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy.
"You're driving top down! God's a pimp! You're an angel! I pray that I may die for you!" Enjoy Vine user Conner O'Malley and his mad trolling of rich guys in expensive sports cars, driving around NYC and other cities.
Trolls are the worst but funny trolls are shake-your-head enjoyable. You can't help but appreciate their mastery of that craft. Textastrophe is the perfect example of that. He texts people who leave their numbers in public and weaves an epic conversation that makes clowns, Moonbounce renters, movers and other poor…
Nothing like bringing your iMac to the Microsoft Store to troll everyone. First, Microsoft employees, trying to troubleshot whatever the hell is wrong with it. Then Apple fanboys, offended by the idea of their beloved OS X replaced by Windows 8. [Jai Definichon]
If you've traveled around the circuit track of the Internet a couple of times, you've heard about trolls trolling. What does that mean? For the Internet unfamiliar, it's basically a bunch of not so lovely online folks who post stuff to get people angry. The latest video from PBS Off Book explains trolling, cyber…
A new study proves what most of us expected: these days, more patent cases are brought about by patent trolls than any other party.
Gizmodo loves emoji more than we love some of our own family members and/or sexual partners—sometimes, it's just the best (or only) way to express yourself. But there's a dark side to emoji—they can be weaponized. Let's troll.