Digital Studies 101

A common resource for Digital Studies at UMW.

Online Hate and Harassment: The Trouble with Trolling

“Don’t Feed the Trolls.” But why? And who gets trolled and why?


  • Understand the politics around gender and race regarding being attacked online
  • Protect and defend your digital identity

Suggested Readings:

Suggested Tasks:

  • Track a trolling hashtag using TAGS and analyze those tweets’ textual content
  • Or use NodeXL to analyze relationships among users of a trolling hashtag
  • Investigate how different social media platforms and websites address, limit, or enable trolling
  • Investigate how trolling has evolved with the Internet
  • Practice spotting bots and reporting them
  • 10 Ways to Get Started Fighting Internet Propaganda


Slack Channel: trolling