Ever wondered why certain trolls persistently play up divisive issues such as race and religion in the comments sections of websites and blogs? Could it be they are trying to disrupt serious discussions on the critical issues of the day? This video discusses how these trolls are deployed in certain countries.
These may be considered to be modern-day ‘public relations’ (actually deceptive government/corporate propaganda) techniques that attempt to mould public opinion or to divert public attention away from serious discussion.
While it is good to be aware of such tactics, the best response would be to pay these trolls no attention and focus instead on the issue at hand.