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Have We become a Nation of Trolls?

  • Akshay Rane
  • October 24, 2017
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The word Internet troll is derived from the ancient word troll, which means an ugly monster, while the urban slang denotes a person who starts quarrels on the internet by upsetting people.

India took some time to embrace the internet, however when it came to trolling, we didn’t waste any time in making it our own.

Right from celebrities to politicians and common folks, we spare no one when it comes to trolling.

Any statement that irks the online brigade draws instant response from the keyboard warriors, with haste.

Don’t believe it? Here are few recent examples when Indian internet trolls went a little overboard with their trolling.

  1. Malai Youfuza

Recently, Malai Youfuza was trolled when her pic wearing jeans went viral on the internet. Internet keyboard warriors took to the internet within minutes, criticizing her choice of western clothes. Most of these trolls were from India.

  1. Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone had recently shared a sultry picture on Instagram which didn’t go down well with the social media users of India. Many trolled her incessantly and also reminded her of her forgotten sanskars.

  1. Kamal Hasan

Veteran actor Kamal Hasan recently expressed his displeasure over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s famed demonetization move. He went as far as asking the PM to apologize for his hasty decision on demonetization.
What ensued next were a series of tweets against the legendary actor. Sadly, everyone soon forgot his contribution to Indian cinema and got embroiled in a series of hate messages directed personally at the actor.

We would like to hear your views on this rising trend of hate tweets and non-stop trolling against renowned celebrities and public figures.

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