Nobody Knows What Troll Means AnymoreLeast of All Mueller

Greetings, trolls of Reddit! Tell me: What’s a troll? “Memester that hates normies,” says suicideposter. “Someone who only interacts for reactions,” says _logic_victim. “Lives under a bridge, votes Republican,” says TW1971. (“no u,” replies Popcap101z, taking the bait, baiting the hook, or both. I can’t be sure.) Inside my brain (and in WIRED’s newsroom), when and where and why to use the word “troll” has become a point of agita, visited and revisited with each turn of the news cycle. So I found it interesting, and a little alarming, when Robert Mueller offered up his own definition last week: Trolls are “internet users—in this context, paid operatives—who post inflammatory or otherwise disruptive content on social media or other websites.” It’s …