I have a great idea for dealing with internet trolls.
What if you type in every possible combination of hurtful words you can think of and then mute them so you don’t ever see them?
That’s essentially what Twitter has done with a new mute setting today. It’s a lame attempt to deal with a growing problem. The issue of course is that internet trolls are both sadistic and inventive. They can come up with a million different ways of hurting you — inventing new slang terms and hashtags, hammering you with photos that seem harmless until you understand the context and history of the image, and by adding extra characters to a racial slur.