The rise of the meta-troll

Behold the rise of the meta-troll. Many of the comments to our column about a study about Internet trolls are from trolls or people gleefully pretending to be trolls. One comment, by a person using the name or label “GraemeByrne”, is special. It appears to be an example of meta-trolling:

“Whenever I have come across a troll who is obviously trying to get a rise out of someone, what I do is vehemently agree with said troll to the point where I eventually come round to the point of insulting the troll for not being as pro the subject as I am making myself out to be.”

(Thanks to investigator Estrella Burgos for spotting and identifying the species.)