Easy Steps on How to Troll People on the Internet by Kathryn Drake

In today’s society, everyone is on the internet in some fashion and will have some type of social media account, whether it is Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Social media sites have always given the user a platform to say what they want, some post about their daily life, others will rant about something that has happened to them.

Recently, in the last decade, politics have been at the forefront of a lot of people’s social media pages. Then friends will comment back & forth about how they agree or disagree. Then, their friends get involved and sometimes it turns into a shouting battle. With all of this going on, I wonder how easy it would be to troll someone in those comments.

For those who don’t know, trolling is to make a deliberately offensive or provocative online post with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them.

Here are the steps to troll someone or a group of people: *trolled on Facebook

  1. Find a hot button topic. In this case, the Chloe Dykstra’s sexual assault allegations against ex-boyfriend Chris Hardwick.
  2. Make sure to do a quick research on the topic, this way you can make a point that would be the opposite to what everyone might think. In this case, she never truly came out to name Chris Hardwick but left plenty of clues to make you realize that it was him.
  3. Be one of the first to comment. It makes your ‘argument’ that much stronger. Though don’t be afraid to comment at anytime, if you can rebut anything someone says, it can still get the same reaction.
  4. Make sure to read other people’s comments so you rebut them. Always remember your original argument when commenting.
  5. Try to use some of your personal life in your argument. Here, I used that I was a rape counselor at one point. Chances are, either someone commenting is as well or will do research to see if what you said is correct. Technically, as a rape counselor, we were never to assume anything and just stick to what they were telling us. So, I used that fact to play up that Chloe never said his name, so we shouldn’t jump to conclusions. Once you say something like this, chances are everyone will be at you. This is when you know you got them good.
  6. At this point, you pretty much can just sit back and watch all the drama unfold.

You can use any hot issue in the news, politics and any celebrity scandal are the easiest to use to troll people.

Here is one downfall:

  • You can always tell them you were just trolling them in the long run but they might not believe you.

Though, you successfully trolled people and got to laugh at their expense, so feel good about that. Only do this is you don’t care about what people think about you and think you are an asshole (I call myself Queen Asshole for a reason). If you can about what people might think, then you might want to think twice about trolling someone.