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Internet trolling is often done as a sport, for fun, to see how people will react. Trolls get their excitement from opposing reactions which they can escalate.

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  • Troll (Internet) @ Wikipedia

    Excerpt: “Trolls aspire to violence, to the level of trouble they can cause in an environment. They want it to kick off. They want to promote antipathetic emotions of disgust and outrage, which morbidly gives them a sense of pleasure.”

  • Internet Troll @ Urban Dictionary

    Excerpt: An internet troll is a person who uses anonymity to cause frustration, anger, impatience or to generally be disruptive for no seemingly good reason EXCEPT to be that nuisance.

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