A local internet expert will hold an interactive tutorial on Twitter focusing on the online art of trolling.
Trolling can be defined as posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response.
Generally viewed in negative terms, Councillor Jonathan Bishop aims to lift the lid on how trolling can be used in a non-offensive way while having fun online.
His Trolling Academy tutorial, which runs during Get Safe Online Week, also aims to help people gain qualifications that can count towards entry to higher education.
Coun Bishop, a town councillor for Treforest, will launch the Twitter tutorial tonight (Thursday, November 10), at 6.30pm, showcasing how one can ‘troll’ politicians online to see if they believe what they say they do.