October 18th, 2012
10:02 PM ET

VIDEO LINK: Part 2 of @AC360 Exclusive with Michael Brutsch

Bragging about his “gift for pushing buttons” Michael Brutsch became one of the biggest internet trolls on the internet, moderating and creating many forums on the website Reddit, including Jailbait, which includes sexual or suggestive images of minors.
After hiding behind the name “violentacrez,” his identity was exposed last week.
He spoke exclusively to Drew Griffin admitting that he “made mistakes. I understand that Reddit encouraged and enabled this behavior and I shouldn’t have been a part of it.” He told Griffin the biggest thrill he got was “those meaningless internet points”


Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper • Drew Griffin
October 18th, 2012
09:58 PM ET

Part 1 of @AC360 Exclusive Interview w/ Man Behind 'Jailbait' – Ex-Reddit Troll Michael Brutsch

WBragging about his “gift for pushing buttons” Michael Brutsch became one of the biggest internet trolls on the internet, moderating and creating many forums on the website Reddit, including Jailbait, which includes sexual or suggestive images of minors.
After hiding behind the name “violentacrez,” his identity was exposed last week.
He spoke exclusively to Drew Griffin admitting that he “made mistakes. I understand that Reddit encouraged and enabled this behavior and I shouldn’t have been a part of it.” He told Griffin the biggest thrill he got was “those meaningless internet points”


Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper • Drew Griffin
October 18th, 2012
04:43 PM ET

AC360 Exclusive with Reddit “Jailbait” moderator Michael Brutsch

Tonight in an exclusive interview on AC360°, Brutsch tells CNN’s Drew Griffin about the disturbing content he created on Reddit, why he became a notorious Internet troll, and the consequences of losing anonymity.


Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper • Drew Griffin
CNN Unveils CNN Trends Fueled by Zite
October 18th, 2012
12:03 PM ET

CNN Unveils CNN Trends Fueled by Zite

CNN announced today the launch of CNN Trends, a news discovery dashboard that enables users to track and explore the Web’s most buzzed about stories. Fueled by Zite technology and sponsored by Lexus, CNN Trends identifies the most conversation-provoking news topics to pair with a CNN story and content from up to ten additional sources.

“A healthy media diet consists of news, analysis and perspectives from more than one source,” said KC Estenson, SVP CNN Digital. “CNN Trends embraces that concept and expands on it by allowing the social Web to determine which stories are featured. It’s the perfect place to discover new content and advance the narrative of a trending headline. ”

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Topics: Blog Network • CNN Digital • CNN Tech • Social Media • Zite
October 18th, 2012
06:43 AM ET

‘Bond Theme Week’ on CNN International

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Begins Monday 22 October in ‘World One’ 1100 BST / 1200 CET

To mark the worldwide release of the 23rd official James Bond movie “Skyfall”, CNN International today announced a “Bond Theme Week” – a series of reports devoted to the world’s most famous super-spy, which will be broadcast ‘World One’ airing from Monday 22 October – Friday 26 October at 1100 BST / 1200 CET.

Highlights include:

  • LIVE action and interviews with the stars on the red carpet at the ‘Skyfall’ premiere from the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday 23 October
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