The importance of being trolled

On Twitter, victimhood is a sign you’ve made it – and a way to boost your career

Ever since a Twitter troll was elected 45th President of the United States, the Twitterati has agonised over who to blame. But since it was Twitter that gave American voters unfettered access to Donald Trump’s brain, they really ought to be blaming Twitter itself. It’s not possible to say anything balanced or nuanced in 140 characters — that’s a format for jokes, insults and outrage. If you want to seize the world’s attention today, you must troll or be trolled on Twitter.

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    “Ever since a Twitter troll was elected 45th President of the United States,”

    As opposed to Twitter trolls becoming editors of newspapers, producers of TV news programs, syndicated columnists, talking heads ect.

    Trump was elected president. He will be president for 4 more years. That’s it.
    Don’t like it? Tough shit.

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