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dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Whitney
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-10T22:06:56Z
dc.date.available2012-05-10T22:06:56Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationTelevision & New Media November 2013 14: 494-509, first published on August 30, 2012 doi:10.1177/1527476412452799en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/12204
dc.description.abstractThis article focuses on 4chan’s /b/ board, a—if not the—pillar of online trolling activity. In addition to chronicling the history of the site, as well as the emergence of the nebulous collective known as Anonymous, the article considers the ways in which early media representations of and subsequent reactions to trolling behaviors on /b/ helped create and sustain an increasingly influential subculture. Echoing Stanley Cohen’s analysis of moral panics, the article goes on to postulate that trolls and mainstream media outlets, specifically Fox News, are locked in a cybernetic feedback loop predicted upon spectacle; each camp amplifies and builds upon the other’s reactions, thus entering into an unintended but highly synergistic congress.en_US
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dc.subjecttrollsen_US
dc.subjectsocial mediaen_US
dc.subjectInterneten_US
dc.subjecttrollingen_US
dc.titleThe House That Fox Built: Anonymous, Spectacle and Cycles of Amplificationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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