Walking away from the worst of the internet. : Slate Plus members get extended, ad-free versions of our podcasts—and much more. Sign up today and try it free for two weeks. Virginia Heffernan talks to David Weissman, once a hardcore self-described Trump troll, about his story—how he first came into conservative writing and became involved in “Trump train” social media and group DMs, his interventions with media figures like Sarah Silverman, changing his viewpoints, and strategies to make yourself safe from internet trolls. Slate relies on advertising to support our journalism.