When you think about it most of the "mainstream" media is based on trolling. More subtle than "Your mom .... last night ... with ... and ... and ... " yet just the same they deliberately and persistently push the audiences buttons and willfully mislead to attract attention and ever larger audiences.
The online media is much more aggressive in this regard routinely offering structures granting massive audiences to random people visiting their site.. This is a bit like keeping a stack of 100's in an unlocked car in a Wallmart parking lot overnight and being surprised when it turns up missing the next day.
If trolling is an epidemic it only got that way because Trolls have been well fed in environments where the objective function is maximizing advertising profits to the detriment of decency and integrity.
While I can't bring myself to defend threats of injury or death as free speech... this is a worlds away from Malicious Communications Act's "indecent or grossly offensive or information which is false and known or believed to be false by the sender" insanity.
I find it breathtaking TFA would focus almost entirely on rape threats while largely remaining silent on the really insane aspects of this law.
Where is that sensational article titled "Telling a fib will get you two years in jail?" ...