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Title: FCJ-167 Spraying, Fishing, looking for trouble : The Chinese Internet and a critical perspective on the concept of trolling
Authors: De Seta, G
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Fibreculture Publications
Source: Fibreculture journal, 2013, no. 22, p. 301-318 How to cite?
Journal: Fibreculture journal 
Abstract: Internet research has dealt with trolls from many different perspectives, framing them as agents of disruption, nomadic hate breeders and lowbrow cynics spawned by the excessive freedoms of online interaction, or as legitimate and necessary actors in the ecology of online communities. Yet, the question remains: what is a troll, where it come from and where does it belong? Presenting the results of a brief troll-hunt on the Chinese Internet and discussing the features of troll-like figures in Chinese digital folklore, I argue in favour of a localised understanding of Internet cultures, presenting trolling as a culture-specific construct that has come to embody disparate kinds of online behaviour and to function as an umbrella term for different kinds of discourse about the Internet itself.
EISSN: 1449-1443
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