22 Jun 2018

Online trolling is surprisingly popular and comes with benefits

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:22 pm on 22 June 2018
Troll

Troll Photo: supplied

Canterbury University research has uncovered some surprising insights of online trolling and how it works. Researchers say the trolls are not to be confused with cyber bullies as their end games are extremely different.

It was also revealed that some trolls are making money from their online activities.

Associate professor Ekant Veer oversaw the research and talks to Jesse about the surprising findings.

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