What is a twitter troll?
In internet slang, a troll is a person who posts inflammatory, insincere, digressive, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.), a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog), with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses
How to see what Twitter Lists you’re on
Twitter Lists allow you to customize, organize and prioritize the Tweets you see in your timeline. You can choose to join Lists created by others on Twitter, or from your own account you can choose to create Lists of other accounts by group, topic or interest. Viewing a List timeline will show you a stream of Tweets from only the accounts on that List. You can also pin you favorite Lists to the top of your Home timeline so you never miss a Tweet from the accounts that are most important to you.
Twitter Lists have been relatively underutilized in recent times, as many users prefer to eschew organization in favor of leaning into the platform’s ingrained disorganization. However, one notable demographic has unfortunately found a use for Lists: Twitter trolls.
As such, it’s a good idea to check whether you’ve been put on a List if you’ve suddenly experienced a surge of attacks on Twitter, or just to gauge the likelihood of one happening in the future.
Here’s how to see what Twitter lists you’re on.
- Open Twitter.
- Click or tap on “Lists” in the navigation bar on the left. If you’re on mobile, you can open the navigation bar by tapping on your profile picture in the top left corner.
- Click or tap on the “…” in the top right corner, which will open a menu.
- From this menu, select “Lists you’re on.”
Twitter will then show you all the Lists that others have added you to, letting you discover what kind of company other users think you fit in with.
It’s entirely possible that you aren’t on any Twitter Lists, negative or otherwise. It can feel a bit disheartening to not be included, but in this case, it’s probably for the best.