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Someone Dressed as the Monopoly Man Trolls Equifax CEO’s Congressional Hearing Because Bloodsucking Tycoons Have to Stick Together

The internet has a new hero today, and it's the mystery person who attended now-former Equifax CEO Richard Smith's Congressional hearing dressed as the Monopoly Man, monocle and all. We don't know you, but we thank you for the gift you have given us.

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The Plot of Jodie Whittaker’s New Miniseries Reads as A+ Trolling

Let us dream.

Thanks to the whining of all the backwards sexist creeps on the internet, we cannot stop laughing at the synopsis for Whittaker's upcoming BBC1 miniseries.

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The New Catfish Spinoff Will Focus on Unmasking Trolls

This September, MTV will air a new spin-off of Catfish that focuses on online trolls, appropriately titled Catfish: Trolls. But will it handle the subject of online harassment appropriately?

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White House Photographer Pete Souza Found a New President to Trail & No, It’s Not Trump

"The people's president."

Barack Obama's Chief Official White House photographer has been trailing another president: 'House of Cards' Frank Underwood.

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s Twitter Account Is Teaching Trump How Words Work (Again)

Sheesh.

Trump isn't great with homonyms. Merriam-Webster is here to help.

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The Government Set Up a Hotline to Report Aliens & Oh Boy Did the Internet Comply

I don't think this is the kind of alien activity they meant.

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Nathan Fielder Is Trolling Sean Spicer with Holocaust Awareness & Athletic Wear

Sean Spicer has made it very clear that he needs a great deal of Holocaust education, and Nathan Fielder has just the clothing company to help.

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The Trolls Have Come for IMDB’s Message Boards

IMDB announced that it will shut down its message boards, effective February 20, 2017, because “IMDb’s message boards are no longer providing a positive, useful experience for the vast majority of our more than 250 million monthly users worldwide.” The shutdown will also include IMDB’s personal messaging system. IMDB stated that the decision came about […]

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James Woods’ Disgusting Twitter Troll Lawsuit Could Change the Face of Online Anonymity

"Sometimes in law the bad guys win."

Thanks to actor, Twitter screamer, and general awful person James Woods, the basic premise of protected anonymity might be up for discussion.

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Psychologists Prove Internet Trolls Are Terrible People, Try Not To Die Of Surprise

They fall into the Dark Tetrad, which sounds way awesomer than it actually is.

So we all know internet trolls are the bane of the internet; but, in reality, are they all just harmless basement-dwelling creeps and pre-pubescent boys? A new study suggests that's not the case; in fact, the troll denizens of the net have some serious personality issues IRL.

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The White House is Officially Sick of This Crap, Requires More Signatures for Petition Responses

Since the Obama administration launched online petition site We The People in September 2011, the digital team at the White House has learned some valuable lessons about human behavior on the Internet -- namely, that if you offer people a forum for voicing their opinions on the Internet, they are mostly just going to troll you with demands for Death Stars and official state Pokemon and that they be allowed to go start their own country because they really don't like the way most people voted, which is how democracy works. While it's kind of disappointing that the digital team for the White House didn't apparently see this sort of thing coming -- you've seen the Internet before, right digital team? -- it seems like they're starting to get a handle on things, or at least stemming the tide of petitions that will require action. Yesterday, they announced that they are quadrupling the number of electronic signatures a petition needs to get to merit an official response from the government from 25,000 to 100,000.

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South Korean Court Upholds 10 Month Jail Sentences For Being A Dick On The Internet

If anyone was wondering how seriously South Koreans take their rappers educational backgrounds, the answer is: very. A judge in South Korea has upheld the jail sentences of eight people for attempting to defame rapper Tablo on the internet by claiming he did not, as he claimed, have Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Stanford University.

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Borderlands 2 Includes the Most Annoying Gun in the World

The quickest way to win the hearts and minds of Internet denizens is by amusingly trolling them. At least, that's apparently what Gearbox Software was counting on when they made one very special gun: Hyperion's Energizing Bane for Borderlands 2. The gun itself boasts some impressive stats. It also just so happens to make an infernal racket when players shoot, and slows characters to a crawl. Hit the jump if you want to hear what very well may be the most annoying sound in the world.

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4chan Tries To Dub The Dew, Trolls Mountain Dew

Restaurant chain Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen innocently tried to crowdsource the name of its new green apple-flavored Mountain Drew concoction, letting people submit and vote for names online. Well, 4chan decided to take them up on their offer to "Dub the Dew," and results were highly educational. I didn't know there were so many ways to describe a carbonated beverage tasting faintly of green apple, and apparently, neither did Mountain Dew.

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Crowdsourced Erotic Novel Hits #4 On iTunes, Trolls

Brian Brushwood and Justin Young, hosts of the NSFW podcast, have a $0.99 novel at #4 on the iTunes Top Paid Books chart, and they didn't even have to write a single word of it. The secret to their publishing success is incredibly simple, and truly depressing.

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South Korean Real Name Policy Proved Ineffective

Requiring those posting comments on the Internet to use their real names is a popular concept that just won't die. YouTube is the latest site to "suggest" users sign in through Google+ using their full name in an effort to decrease ridiculously nasty commentary for which the web is known. As it turns out, South Korea attempted something similar in 2007 and found that their real name policy was unable to curb any significant amount of the trolling.

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Thank You Haters, The Musical [Video]

Be forewarned, this brilliant response to the unbelievable vitriol that makes up the bulk of Internet communications contains quite a bit of naughty language. And a self-pleasuring monkey. However, Isabel Fay's video really is the most apt response to Internet trolls I've yet seen. A special thanks to you, haters, without whom none of this would be necessary. Sing it with me now.

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This Version of Tetris is the Trolliest [Video]

These tired and weary Internet eyes have seen some fun versions of Tetris in their day, from xkcd's Tetris Hell, to Tetris being played on the side of a building. This time, from an old Japanese sketch comedy show, we see a probably not actually playable, but still pretty hilarious version of the famous puzzler. The sketch covers a wide range of Tetris-based comedy, from each individual piece clearing whenever it drops, to the game dropping down a bunch of regular tetrominos, but then following them up with a piece from Puyo Pop. Possibly even funnier: The actor's narration.

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Is This Article About LOLcats the Most Brilliant Troll of All Time, Or Way Behind the Times?

This article over on The Sun, entitled "Wacky cat pics are a web hit," is an article from today, which happens to fall in the year 2012. The article only has a few sentences written up, followed by a handful of the mentioned "wacky cat pics." As anyone who has an Internet connection knows, these "wacky cat pics" are LOLcats, and have been a cornerstone of the Internet for roughly ever. So, either we're looking at a humorously out of date article, or we're looking at one of the greatest trolls of all time.

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Finnish Coffee Shop Lets You Troll Its Customers Over the Internet

Kauko, a coffee shop in Helsinki Finland, is conducting an experiment. Not some kind of boring experiment with control groups and use of the scientific method, no. Kauko is engaging in mad science, conducting an experiment with little discernible purposes, countless variables, and the potential for hilarious videos. Kauko has adjustable seats, tables, music, and lights that can be controlled over the Internet by anyone who happens to feel like it.

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