'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Negative Buzz Amplified by Russian Trolls, Study Finds

Weaponizing The Haters: The Last Jedi and the strategic politicization of pop culture through social media manipulation, by Morton Bay of USC looks into one of the frighteningly creative angles troll factories used to bury people they don’t like: whipping a fandom into a frenzy.


And much like those who were manipulated by Russian trolls during the election, I expect all the haters to respond with “I didn’t need anyone on Facebook to tell me The Last Jedi was a thousand times worse than the prequels!”


Begun, the troll wars have.

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