By Robert A. Vella
We bloggers on WordPress are fortunate to have so many intelligent, caring, and talented individuals among our ranks. In an outside world that seems to be deteriorating around us on a daily basis, it is comforting to share an inside world with such quality people. Because we are exceptional in this regard, and because our virtual community rests upon a social media platform, there are those who would seek to infiltrate it for various reasons. Yes, I’m talking about trolls.
Trolls are essentially agent provocateurs who work the internet. They can be highly organized and secretly supported by large institutional entities; or, they can be loose associations of likeminded people or even lone-wolfs who have some specific axe to grind. Regardless, trolls typically misrepresent themselves deliberately and pursue their aims through subterfuge and other clever tactics. No troll would ever intentionally reveal their true identities…
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