People have been writing about this creature called the internet troll for some time now, mostly unfavourably, likening them to terrible mutations that we hope will die out. Should they?
Every one of you has already encountered an internet troll. Even if you’ve not been the target of a troll attack, and don’t even know what a troll is, you’ve certainly seen someone on social media who had to deal with them. If you’ve ever read the comments of a popular video on YouTube, or if you’ve read comments on popular Facebook posts, you know that there are some people out there who deliberately like to stir things up and cause debates to get heated, and topic of discussions to get derailed.
Those of you who have lived a life before the internet will know that there always were some people who were like this. Some of us would have had friends (or classmates) who would fit this description of a “trouble-maker. However, is that really the definition of the word “troll”?