Idiom: To troll someone or something. Used as a verb (action) or noun (person). To make a provocative online comment or posting with the goal of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them. A person who posts to an internet discussion group, chat room, or blog with the sole purpose of disrupting it.
Context #1 – Two friends talking about a blog
Sal: Hey Patty, what's wrong? You look upset?
Patty: I'm so mad!! I write this blog about politics and that guy from our class, Reggie, keeps writing all these comments about Trump and how great he is.
Patty: Yes. All his comments support everything Trump says. It's crazy! No matter what I say, he just supports Trump more and argues more with me.
Sal: Well, I know Reggie and he is actually a Democrat and super liberal. I doubt he is serious about anything he is saying about Trump.
Patty: What? Do you mean he is just trolling me!
Sal: Yep. You have to admit that it's pretty funny to troll people about controversial politicians. He probably just wants to provoke you.
Patty: I never thought of that! Are you sure he doesn't like Trump? He seems so sincere when he writes comments on my blog.
Sal: Yes, I'm sure. That's what makes him such a good troll!
Context #2 – Two friends talking about Facebook
Tim: Hey, Michelle, what are you laughing about?
Michelle: Oh, hi Tim. I'm writing some comments about Hillary's recent speech on Facebook.
Tim: And why is that funny?
Michelle: Well, I'm turning her words from the speech around to make her look bad. My goodness, I had no idea her supporters would freak out so much!
Tim: You are so mean! You don't even care about the election or the candidates.
Michelle: Hahahaha! I know! But it's fun to see everyone get so upset over a few negative comments! I don't usually troll people like that, but I'm enjoying myself too much to stop.
Tim: Well, be careful. You don't want anyone to “unfriend” you because of a little trolling.
Michelle: You're right. I'll stop trolling....tomorrow!