From: Darren D. MacDonald, thenorthbaybay.ca
NORTH BAY — Memes and trolling have been a big part of the Internet since its creation. There’s the classic meme “But That’s None Of My Business”, the more political “Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People,” or the recent “Covfefe.”
Meanwhile trolling has a more sinister history. But while most on the Internet hates and avoids trolling, a local man seeks it out.
Jacob Scott, 31, has lived in North Bay most of his life. At the age of 10 his family got their first computer, and at the age of 16 he was able to buy his own. It was then that he found his true calling.
“Trolls and memes play a huge role online,” says Scott. “While information can be communicated through news article like the kind you guys write, there’s also a need for information through memes. We live in a ‘TL-DR’ [Too Long-Didn’t Read] world where it’s important to get whatever information – or misinformation – out as soon as you possibly can.”
“You know the guy that would go onto Harry Potter forums and tell them Voldemort killed Snape? I started that. I was the mind behind getting everyone to vote for Justin Bieber to play in North Korea.”
With the common hatred for Internet trolls grows, Scott has seen nothing but more success. The masses are eating up his short memes and his ALL CAPS nonsensical comments in Facebook comment sections. Even when it could “not be any easier” for Scott, he finds way to keep it interesting.
“You gotta stay fresh and challenge yourself. I make it a point to add love and care into all my ALL CAPS rambling bigoted comments to the Vice or BayToday comment sections. Anyone can hit Caps Lock and just type away, but I go the extra mile; I hold shift while typing.”
“People can tell the difference.”
After hearing about the success the Russians had in the last American election, Scott is excited to get into trolling professionally. Next month, Jake Scott will be launching his own “But That’s None Of My” Business.
“It’s wonderful,” says Scott. “Facebook and Twitter are rolling our their own ways of fighting ‘Fake News’ but things like memes and the comment sections are exempt from those regulations. The falsities of a meme can be hidden behind layers of meme history and sarcasm that slip right through their censors. Facebook will never have time to regulate it, and by the time they do, people like me will find the cracks and holes Facebook forgot about.”
“So keep an eye out,” winks Scott. “Because that person replying to your comment with racist rhetoric and pictures of Trump might just be me sharing my talent with the world.”