Hard Right, Easy Mark

Joshua Goldberg is a walking stereotype of an Internet troll (Fat? Check. Lives with his mom? Check. No social life? Check). Through his complicated network of online personas, Goldberg was a one-man flame war. He impersonated an ISIS-affiliated Muslim radical, a Jewish lawyer, a free-speech-hating feminist, and a neo-Nazi. In a twist worthy of M. Night Shyamalan (and that’s not meant as a compliment), his attempt to tutor an actual Muslim terrorist in the fine art of bomb-making “epic failed” when it turned out that the “actual” terrorist was himself (surprise) a troll (an FBI informant).

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