Online Trolling and Its Perpetrators: Under the Cyberbridge

Online Trolling and Its Perpetrators: Under the Cyberbridge


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Online trolling and other deviant behaviors have always affected online communities. As online trolling becomes widely spread, myriad questions are raised, including:

·Who is a troll and why do trolls troll?
·What are the enabling factors of online trolling?
·How do members and administrators of online communities detect, interpret, and react to trolling? How can online trolling be handled effectively?
·What is the impact of the socio-cultural and technological environments on online trolling?
·What motivates trolling?

The book answers these questions and includes the following focuses:

·Hard-core trolls and light trolls
·Gender, trolling, and anti-social behavior online
·Perception of trolling
·Collaborative trolling
·Ideological trolls
·Trolling around the globe

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442238503
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/16/2016
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Pnina Fichman is the Director of the Rob Kling Center of Social Informatics, associate professor and the chairperson of the Department of Information and Library Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her research in social informatics focuses the relationships between information technologies and cultural diversity, online communities and global virtual groups, as well as online deviant behaviors, such as trolling and discrimination. In addition to her five co-edited/authored books, her publications appeared in journals, such as Information and Management, Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, and Journal of Information Science. She earned her Ph.D. from School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2003.

Madelyn R. Sanfilippo is a doctoral candidate in Information Science at Indiana University, Bloomington's School of Informatics and Computing. Madelyn is interested in the relationships politics and information. Her work specifically addresses social and political issues surrounding information and information technology access; she considers the interaction between information policy and information technology as impacts information access, from a social informatics perspective, in her dissertation.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: What Is Online Trolling?
Chapter 3: What Motivates Online Trolling and Its Perpetrators?
Chapter 4: Online Enabling Factors for Trolling and Deviant Behaviors
Chapter 5: All Trolling Is Not Equal
Chapter 6: Gender and Online Trolling
Chapter 7: Trolling in Context
Chapter 8: Culture and Online Trolling
Chapter 9: Responding to Online Trolls
Chapter 10: Conclusions

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