A propaganda campaign in Hungary reached its climax in July 2017 when billboards across the country carried adverts for the latest round of the Orbán government's National Consultation. The adverts featured the head of George Soros, with the text: “Let's not allow Soros to have the last laugh!" – bearing the implication that the businessman was about to attack Hungary.
Billionaire and philanthropist George Soros is not only attacked by nationalists in Eastern Europe: Soros is said to be the head of a world-wide conspiracy for the oppression of the West by means of the presumed ethnic replacement of local populations.
Over the past year, a video went viral of a 15 year old Syrian boy being “waterboarded” by his classmates in Northern England, and a car purposefully crashed into a crowd outside of a mosque in London. Islamophobia is on the rise across the country, with three out of five British Muslims reporting that they have experienced hate crimes.
Last month, Sunday Times columnist Rod Liddle came under fire for an article titled, Chip in and we’ll help Choudary on his way to Paradise—a commentary on British radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary that reads more like an Islamophobic rant than a column in a reputable newspaper.
There are many trolls out there on the internet, from a Hater Troll to a Holy Cause Troll, all with their own unique characteristics. Here is a line-up of all the prominent troll types and most importantly, how to fight them.