The best ways to fight trolls is to treat them as people.
It’s not just that you want to protect your reputation or reputation is valuable, but that it is also useful to protect other people’s.
And that’s where the key is.
If you don’t have an effective system in place, you will get worse results than if you do.
“I don’t like the idea of having to fight someone in person,” says Matt Stott, senior director of product at social media platform Twitter.
“The thing that’s very important about being able to fight a troll is that you are doing something.
It doesn’t have to be a fight, it doesn’t need to be with physical force.
You can go to their email account, you can go on their Twitter account, and there are all sorts of tools that you can use.”
There are some things you can do yourself, such as blocking a user’s access to their account, which will stop them from posting anything they don’t want others to see.
If a user tries to send you an abusive message, it’s easier to block them.
You don’t need the person to be involved in the action, but you should still try to get them to stop.
Stott says the best way to protect yourself is to set up a team of people who are “really focused on protecting the reputation and the identity of the company”.
This includes people who regularly monitor their own social media accounts, and those who regularly review what others post and see who posts it.
There’s a whole range of tactics you can take, but there are two big ones that stand out.
First, be proactive about it.
If someone tells you that someone is sending you an unsolicited message, try not to click on it, but instead reply with the person’s name and contact details.
If that fails, you should flag the message.
Secondly, if you see someone posting something you don.t want them to, delete it.
“You want to make sure that the content that they are posting is not harmful to you or others,” Stott said.
“If you’re just seeing this as a joke, then you probably shouldn’t click on that.
You want to be as proactive as possible.”
The next step, Stott advises, is to take action.
If the person is acting aggressively, delete the message and tell the person that you won’t comment on their posts.
If they ignore you, it could take several days before the person stops acting aggressively.
If this doesn’t work, ask for help.
If it does, there are a number of things you might be able to do.
You could say something like, “Thanks, but I don’t believe this is what you want.
It makes me feel like a total asshole.”
If the response is negative, you could ask the person why they are responding at all.
You might ask them if they can remove the offending comment, or at least block it.
Or you might point out that they’ve been blocked for violating Twitter’s rules on harassment, which includes “trolling and spam”.
Or you could point out a way they might have done something wrong.
But the important thing is that the person actually took the time to take the action you asked them to take.
If nothing else, it is reassuring to know that Twitter is listening.
“There’s always going to be someone out there who will try to do harm, and it’s important to know who they are,” Stot said.
Twitter also advises that if you think you have been harassed, take it seriously.
“That’s something you want them thinking about,” Stowt said.
The next time a troll comes up to you, just respond politely.
If there is a legitimate reason for the harassment, they may not be going to do that to you.
“It’s important that you don [stop] and take a step back, because that’s the best thing you can hope for,” Stunt said.
It is worth noting that it doesn, of course, not always work that way.
If your inbox is filled with spam, you might want to consider blocking it from your account.
But if you are a high-profile person and the troll’s tactics are so flagrantly unfair that they threaten your career, they should probably consider giving up.
“Some people will say, ‘Oh well, I’m just being a jerk, and that’s it’,” Stott added.
“Others will say ‘I know exactly what I’m doing, and I won’t do it again.’
It’s up to each person to make a choice and choose to not do it.”