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Trollhunters are a menace to the internet

Don’t blame Twitter for the tragic death of Charlotte Dawson

1 March 2014

9:00 AM

1 March 2014

9:00 AM

Within seconds of the announcement of Charlotte Dawson’s death, her body barely cold, lowlifes on the internet were swarming together to make dumb comments about her. No, I’m not referring to trolls. I’m referring to trollhunters, the self-appointed, feministic policers of civility on the internet, who use their high stations in the media and cultural industries to demand government clampdowns on the foul-mouthed plebs of the web.

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