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Do Online Trolling Strategies Differ in Political and Interest Forums: Early Results

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Paakki, Henna
dc.contributor.author Salovaara, Antti
dc.contributor.author Vepsäläinen, Heidi
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-30T08:18:43Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-30T08:18:43Z
dc.date.issued 2020-10-19
dc.identifier.citation Paakki , H , Salovaara , A & Vepsäläinen , H 2020 , Do Online Trolling Strategies Differ in Political and Interest Forums: Early Results . in 2nd Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media : MISDOOM 2020 . Lecture Notes in Computer Science , vol. 12259 , Springer LNCS , Cham , pp. 191-204 , Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media , Leiden , Netherlands , 26/10/2020 . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61841-4_13 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-030-61840-7
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-030-61841-4
dc.identifier.issn 0302-9743
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dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/do-online-trolling-strategies-differ-in-political-and-interest-forums-early-results(baa207a9-24ca-418d-8dc7-b213a69b76cf).html
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/61788
dc.description.abstract This study compares the effectiveness of different trolling strategies in two online contexts: politically oriented forums that address issues like global warming, and interest-based forums that deal with people’s personal interests. Based on previous research, we consider trolling as context-bound and suggest that relevance theory and common grounding theory can explain why people may attend and react to certain types of troll posts in one forum, but pay scant attention to them in another. We postulate two hypotheses on how successful (i.e., disruptive) trolling varies according to context: that trolls’ messaging strategies appear in different frequencies in political and interest forums (H1), and that context-matching strategies also produce longer futile conversations (H2). Using Hardaker’s categorization of trolling strategies on a covert–overt continuum, our statistical analysis on a dataset of 49 online conversations verified H1: in political forums covert strategies were more common than overt ones; ininterest forums the opposite was the case. Regarding H2 our results were inconclusive. However, the results motivate further research on this phenomenon with larger datasets. en
dc.format.extent 13
dc.format.extent 191-204
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.ispartof Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2nd Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Lecture Notes in Computer Science en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 12259 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 113 Computer and information sciences en
dc.title Do Online Trolling Strategies Differ in Political and Interest Forums: Early Results en
dc.type A4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Computer Science
dc.contributor.department Department of Design
dc.contributor.department University of Helsinki
dc.contributor.department Department of Computer Science en
dc.contributor.department Department of Design en
dc.subject.keyword Trolling strategies
dc.subject.keyword Political forum
dc.subject.keyword Interest forum
dc.subject.keyword Relevance theory
dc.subject.keyword Common grounding
dc.subject.keyword 113 Computer and information sciences
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-2020113020633
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-030-61841-4_13
dc.type.version publishedVersion


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