end-user: social media
Fighting Back Against Trolls
by Brent Kirkpatrick
(Date Published: 1/25/2018.)
On most social media platforms, you can report trolls. Start by documenting the negativity of the troll. Take screen shots and collect other evidence as to the abusive behavior of the troll. Most computers take a screen shot when you press the 'print screen' or 'prt sc' button at the top of your keyboard.
If the troll is harassing more than one user, you can enlist other users to help you document the abuse. Trolls will often target a group of people, sometimes with regular abuse and harassment. Other times trolls will discriminate and pick on under-represented minorities. Take extra care to document discriminatory harassment, as it may constitute a hate crime.
If the troll harasses users across several social media platforms, it is even more important to carefully document and to report the troll on every platform. If the troll uses the same handle or user-name on all platforms, their behavior is easier to track. If the troll uses several pseudonyms, they will be more difficult to track, but a common pattern of harassment may be present.
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