Should online trolls be exposed?
Should online trolls be exposed?Debate over anonymity and free speech after a prominent internet troll's identity is revealed.
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Last Friday, a writer for Gawker revealed the name of one of the Internet's most notorious trolls, Reddit's "Violentacrez," to be a 49-year-old Texas man named Michael Brutsch. Brutsch is one of Reddit's biggest contributors, moderating a number of highly controversial sections that angered and offended many online.