Don’t Feed the Trolls

In 1996 some friends and I published Wench, the feminist zine–what we called it in those days–which attracted some trolls (surprise!) Things haven’t changed that much, except that the leaders of our social media platforms aren’t doing much to moderate or manage their communities. As a reminder for some of my friends who just starting their careers as online feminists, a short guide:

  1. Don’t “feed the trolls” by responding or using your social capital to amplify them
  2. Block and ignore them
  3. Amplify people who should be heard
  4. Publish a text that refutes the trolls arguments without mentioning them
  5. You don’t need to participate in every conversation

Author: Caterina Fake

Literature, Art, Poetry, Homeschooling Mother. Founder & CEO, Findery. Co-founder, Flickr & Hunch.