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When the Online Trolls Are Men With Offline Power

It’s not just losers in basements wearing pajamas

Fox News host Tucker Carlson at the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 29, 2019. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

There’s a stereotype that comes to mind when picturing an online troll: Someone sad and pathetic, living in their parents’ basement, eating cold pizza while posting cruel comments. The sad and pathetic part may stand, but it’s a mistake to minimize those who…