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Govt Spends $500,000 Fighting Online Trolls

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The U.S. government hopes to take on internet trolls by researching internet histories with taxpayer-funded research.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding a research project at Northwestern University that could “make a significant impact by empowering the internet community to combat the online trolling problem.”

“Organized trolling has become a serious problem in today’s Internet; some argue that it can have a profound impact on the society,” the grant announcement says. – READ MORE

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