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Police Chief links vandalism decline to rise in Internet trolling

Glasgow - Scotland’s top police officer, Chief Constable Sir Stephen House, has compared the modern-day rise of Internet trolls posting abusive messages online with graffiti artists of old, daubing their messages on city buildings or any other convenient "media."

Arizona schools chief outed as troll who called poor 'lazy pigs'

Phoenix - Arizona's public schools chief has confessed to being a prolific Internet troll who posted harsh comments on various blogs, in one case calling poor Americans "lazy pigs."

Be wary of the Nasty Effect — Internet trolls swaying opinions

Can internet trolls use their nasty, inflammatory and often derogatory comments on blogs, news sites, social media networks and any other open discussion pages to change attitudes of readers? One study says, yes. So should there be concern?

Former marketing execs want to out 'trolls' accused of libel

Two former executives of mobile advertising Augme Technologies (now Hipcricket) are looking to learn the identities of around 30 anonymous Internet commenters, who the two execs intend to sue for libel.

'Lolokaust' trolls develop Boston Marathon terror bombing game

An infamous group of Internet trolls has released a shockingly graphic and tasteless video game based on the Boston Marathon terror bombing.

Op-Ed: Why Lord McAlpine will not sue David Icke for libel

Ryde - Lord McAlpine has sued and received large libel payouts from both the BBC and ITV; he is suing other people too, but he won't sue David Icke, not though for the reasons the latter may think.

Review: The Anti-Social Network

This one-off BBC documentary looks at the sick world of those Internet trolls who vandalise tribute sites and post obscene messages about the dead.

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