Models Of Aggressive Internet Trolling


The article is devoted to the topical problem of modern Internet interaction, called trolling. The authors of the article rely on the interdisciplinary analytical methods in the study of aggressive trolling, in particular, the methodology of cognitive and functional-structural analysis of social modeling. It is noted that the integration of these methods allows to perform an in-depth research on trolling, to focus on the structural aspects of the problem formation, to find out the cause-and-effect relationships underlying the spread and dynamics of aggressive trolling. The authors have constructed cognitive and functional-structural models. Within the framework of the cognitive node model, they have described various aspects of the influence of the factors on the characteristics of aggressive Internet trolling. To determine the structural aspects of aggressive behaviour of trolls, it is proposed to use multi-contour cognitive models. In conclusion, there has been presented a functional and structural analysis of the process of the free anonymous Internet communication. It is shown that the key to solving the problem of aggressive Internet trolling lies in modern technologies adopted and supported within the Internet community. Thus, the modern model of the Internet communication process has to be radically restructured. It is necessary to fundamentally change the place and role of the participant of the information interaction. The choice of communication strategy, access and protection technology, platform design, etc. must be left to the participant of the interaction.

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