Although trolls do what they do for the "lulz", trolling isn't simple or harmless or victimless. Trolling changes the social media landscape because it defines who feels safe enough to participate. It restricts the free expression of those who are targeted by trolls and those who fear being targeted by trolls. It is, quite frankly, an expression of domination and sadism. This
is why responsible, reasonable, and effective moderation is necessary. There will always be places for those who want to experience the internet as a lawless Wild West. The hard part is making spaces where something greater than that can grow.
How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet. http://time.com/4457110/internet-trolls/]http://time.com