A Hoaxer is a truther that manufactures evidence, falsifies documents, and misrepresent facts to create their own whacked-out version of reality. They latch on to factual errors produced by media rush. Most of their claims are based on verifiably false information and the rest is pure speculation. They’re Not Even Theorists Anymore, Just Hateful Trolls that parrot talking points from YouTube videos.
That’s the trick they use. Publicly, they present themselves as “truth-seekers.” How can you get mad at someone who wants to investigate the facts or “have a conversation”? After all, they’re “just asking questions.” But privately, all they do is spew hate and quibble pointless technicalities so their little bubble doesn’t collapse.
Cyber harassment involves threats of violence, privacy invasions, reputation-harming lies, calls for strangers to physically harm victims, and technological attacks. Victims’ in-boxes are inundated with threatening e-mails. Their employers receive anonymous e-mails accusing them of misdeeds. Fake online advertisements list victims’ contact information and availability for sex. Their nude photos appear on sites devoted to exacting revenge. On message boards and blogs, victims are falsely accused of having sexually transmitted infections, criminal records, and mental illnesses. Their social security numbers and medical conditions are published for all to see. Even if some abuse is taken down from a site, it quickly reappears on others. Victims’ sites are forced offline with distributed-denial-of-service attacks.
A Predator Troll is susceptible to having psychopathic, narcissistic, sadistic and Machiavellian personality traits. They engage in deliberate and repeated Cyber stalking with hostile intent..
Hoaxers and Predator Trolls are Cyber bullies that intimidate, control, manipulate, put down, falsely discredit, or humiliate the recipient.