Watch What It Takes to Become an Internet Troll

Do their online personas match their offline ones?

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A new short documentary from The Guardian places a spotlight on those trying to harass people online by stretching their freedom of speech to its limits — Internet trolls. Directed by Kyrre Lien, The Internet Warriors takes us into the lives of a group of strongly opinionated individuals, who spend their time debating online. Deliberately pushing boundaries on social media and on internet forums, do these individuals behave in the same way when they come offline?

Watch as the characters read their online comments out loud and offer thoughts as to why they wrote them. Without seeking approval or condemnation, they then try to explain in the offline world whether they stand by their strong online views. Press play to get a deeper look.

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