PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta took a look at the line between internet trolling and harassment, and whether that line even exists. The video explores how the perception of trolling has changed over time, and uses recent events like the harassment of Leslie Jones as examples.
For pretty much as long as there has been INTERNET there have been people who make it their business to get in other people’s business on it… whose activities range in severity from easily ignored m8s postin’ gr8 b8 in comment threads to perpetrators of actual, unignorable, life upending harassment. We did a video a while back on the complications that arise when you confuse those two groups. This video is about that same confusion from a different perspective.