MTV’s latest reality show to look into the issue of online trolls

MUMBAI: Youth GEC MTV is bringing a reality show ‘Troll Police’ that addresses the issue of cyberbullying and makes trolls accountable for their online behavior. Taking on internet trolls while educating the youth and creating awareness will be the youth icon, Rannvijay Singha.

The show, which will air will air every Saturday at 7 pm starting 13 January, comprises of expert investigators and a cyber-team which will trace the trolls of some of the biggest celebrities of Bollywood and the faces behind it.

Commenting on the launch of Troll Police, Viacom18 head youth, music, and English entertainment Ferzad Palia said, “At MTV, we aim to comprehend the needs and wants of the young and deal with issues pertaining to them. Though trolling is a broad term and it takes in everything from ill-mannered provocation to violent threats, one needs to understand that trolling can crush one’s self-esteem and confidence. We genuinely feel that trolling is a serious offence and it has become a concern, we should address. Through Troll Police, our objective is to create awareness and educate the youth that though we enjoy our rights to freedom of speech but using indecent language can have bitter consequences.”

Each episode of ‘Troll Police’ will feature a Bollywood celebrity who will track down their trolls with the help of host Rannvijay, an investigator, and the cyber-team. There will be three levels to the show.

First, a social engineer, private investigator, and the cyber-team will devise customized traps for the troll. This will be followed by an on-ground activation which will enable the team to figure the whereabouts of the troll. Lastly, there would be a confrontation where the celebrity and his/her troll will come face-to-face. The show will feature the bold and beautiful actresses of Bollywood, Neha Dhupia and Tapsee Pannu who are known to handle trolls like a boss, and British Indian rapper, Hard Kaur, to name a few.

As a part of the show and to create awareness, MTV has taken the issue of trolling a notch higher for the common man by creating a platform wherein one can report trolls in a jiffy. All one needs to do is report the troll by following @MTVIndia on Twitter, tweet #TrollPoliceHelpline, share your details via a form sent to you by MTV through direct message and deal with your trolls like a boss.