Trolls are the name for people who spew hatred and ignorance behind a computer screen. These individuals usually have no picture, name or followers/friends but respond to tweets or comments with hatred. I have not been victim of a troll, but I have read some of the ignorance these trolls type. For example, Anderson Cooper was tweeting a new story about politics. Some troll responded by using derogatory and homophobic names. Of course, Anderson Cooper responded with class. My point is, I find it disgusting that ignorant people who are not capable of voicing an intelligent opinion are hiding behind computer screens. How pathetic!
Feminists on Twitter also receive a lot of death threats. Sometimes, these women are just tweeting about basic social,political and economic rights for women yet a troll responds with death threats. It's terrifying to these women. Below is an article discussing how Twitter will try to alleviate this issue.
It's unfortunate that we have to deal with ignorance everywhere. By blogging occasionally on issues I run across, I hope I can just assist on raising more awareness.