The Difference Between “Gaslighting” and “Trolling”

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In our socially and politically fraught culture, social media has become a “place” packed with pseudo-psychoanalysis and finger-pointing. Over the past year or so, amid all the digital turbulence and battles of wits, I’ve witnessed the terms “gaslighter” and “troll” surge in usage to criticize different harmful…

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Amanda Montell

Amanda Montell

Los Angeles writer / Author of Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism & Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language https://tinyurl.com/34886sec