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The Biggest Troll on the Internet Lives in Arlington

By Tim Rogers |

If you haven’t yet read the Gawker profile of Michael Brutsch, you should find some time today to do so. Brutsch is better known by his online handle, Violentacrez, which he used to post horrible stuff on Reddit just to rile people up. As Adrian Chen puts it in his story, “Violentacrez was the most influential user of one of the most influential websites on the internet.” Well, he was anyway. Now that Chen has unmasked Brutsch, his online life has gotten a bit complicated.