Answering questions from the LA Times, Whitney Phillips, a lecturer in communications at Humboldt State University and a media studies scholar, declared that internet "trolls" are white, privileged males.
She continued, "Trolling is gendered male. With race, there's this presumption that everyone [trolling] is white, and anyone who deviates from that has to flag themselves. And this is leisure activity. Only a certain kind of person is going to have the time or energy to devote to something that doesn't get them anything other than enjoyment and interest."
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