Trolls now pay to be assholes

trollpayNeue Strategie der Internet-Arschlöcher: Ads auf Twitter kaufen, um Blocks zu umgehen. In other news: Clever asshole gaming the system still is an asshole.

On Monday, hacker Andrew "weev" Auernheimer explored [unmonitored Twitter-Ad-] vulnerabilities at length while paying for a promoted tweet of his own—one that asserted that white people should "defend ourselves from violence and discrimination." His Storify post on the matter made his trolling intent clear: he wanted "to see what women and minorities think about [the tweet]."

Ars Technica: How someone spent “pennies” to troll women, people of color via promoted tweets

[update] Twitter blocks promoted tweets by notorious white supremacist