Internet trolls have a sole purpose in life. To make the lives of others a living hell by posting hurtful messages and comments that aim to enrage everyone. Trolls are relentless and will never stop behaving the way they do. The best way to counter an Internet troll is to completely ignore them, report or mark as spam whatever that person is posting. Luckily, it’s good to know that sometimes justice wins over the Internet trolls.
Recently, a woman from the UK became the first person ever to be sentenced to 20 months in prison for Internet trolling. The most peculiar fact is that the alleged “victim” Michelle Chapman trolled herself. She conducted a vicious Facebook campaign against her own family by creating fake Facebook accounts of her relatives and actually trolling herself. She used the fake accounts to send herself angry and insulting messages, often containing profanities, then complain to the authorities about it. Chapman’s actions resulted in the arrests of her family relatives as well as breaking down her father’s marriage.
Eventually, when the police conducted a thorough investigation they discovered the all the messages were sent from here very own IP address. The woman was described by the judge who carried out the verdict as “wicked”.