Sealioning: How to Deal with the Time-Wasting Troll Tactic We’re All Tired Of

Have you heard of sealioning? If you’ve encountered trolls online, there’s a good chance that you’ve come across it.

The term sealioning, coined by David Malki in his webcomic Wondermark, describes someone who pretends to be clueless about an issue in order to waste your time. It can be frustrating to go around in circles with them – and you’ve got better things to do.

So try these tips the next time a troll tries to sealion into your conversation!

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Alli Kirkham is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism and blogger, cartoonist, and intersectional feminist. Alli earned a BA in English Literature from Cal Poly Pomona in 2011 and uses it as an excuse to blog about books while swearing a lot. When she isn’t cartooning for Everyday Feminism or cursing at popular fiction, she posts cartoons and other silly things on her Tumblr. Check her out on Twitter @allivanlahr.