American Studies

The term “Troll” in the computer world is relatively new and it came along as a result of the social networking. Trolls are people who take advantage of the fact that they are in the computer world and can take a different identity and use it in such a way that can hurt and offend others or just to get attention . They are of more than one kind, but I want to focus primarily on the Psycho trolls, the worst sort. These kind of people, if I can call them that, have a burning need to make others feel bad, and the most common used way is by attacking recently deceased (young) people on their Facebook page.

The Sean Duffy Case

Sean Duffy targeted Facebook tribute pages and posted videos on YouTube taunting the dead victims and their families. His series of attacks began in 2010 after the death…

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