Swedish reality TV show will hunt online trolls

CBC interviews Robert Aschberg, who is hosting a new reality TV show in Sweden about exposing online bullies.

The Swedish reality TV show Trolljägarna (Troll Hunter) sets out to expose the anonymous users and shady characters fuelling online hatred and harassment. Show host Robert Aschberg interviews their victims, then tracks down the so-called trolls to confront them in person.

Guest host Candy Palmater speaks to Aschberg about his ethics, techniques and motivation. She also checks in with technology journalist Adrian Chen to ask whether Troll Hunter's approach to fighting trolls is inadvertently feeding them.

Listen to the interview here

(Thanks Andreas!)