Don't Feed The Norwegians

“The word comes from a Norse monster but the troll is a very modern menace. For some it’s the internet equivalent of road rage, vandalising a grave, or kicking a man when he’s down. Trolling is a phenomenon that has swept across websites in recent years. Online forums, Facebook pages and newspaper comment forms are bombarded with insults, provocations or threats. Supporters argue it’s about humour, mischief and freedom of speech. But for many the ferocity and personal nature of the abuse verges on hate speech.”