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Trolls are all over the internet. A troll is a person who makes a deliberately offensive or provocative online post.

They are an online pests and some people live off it. They are just waiting in the wings to come at you.

Trolls are more present nowadays because of social media. You will find them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

You have to deal with them or they will frustrate you. Read on to discover practical ways to counter trolls:

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Ignore them

Online trolls are looking for attention. You do not want to give them the cheap attention they are searching for. If you ignore them, they will simply move on. This is the best tactic to deal with them.

Respond with facts

Facts and truths are sacred. They are not open to argument. Hence, take time out to develop a factual response to the trolls especially if what the troll is insinuating is false and based on rumour. In no time, you will turn the table to your side.

Make light of the situation

Humour is one of the best ways to deal with trolls. It means that they cannot get under your skin.

Block or ban

If you know that you cannot handle the trolls, the best thing is to block or ban them from your timeline. They will be unable to contact you or troll you.

Correct Mistakes

You may have shared a post online and you made a mistake. A troll may point it out by saying something nasty. In this case, you should correct the mistake and thank the troll. You will shut him/her up.

Go offline

You can also go offline if you cannot stand them. It is better. The troll will move on if you do not reply.

 
Written By Damilola Faustino

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