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The Science of Internet Trolls

We’ve all heard of sadists, but few of us knew there were so many of them until we go online to interact with others. I’m talking about trolls, who don’t have to hide their psychopathic tendencies as they would in real life, because online they can be as anonymous as they want.

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AsapSCIENCE tells us about some recent research into internet trolls. Many of them care so little about what we think of them that they even self-identified for the study. The upshot of it all is still "don’t feed the trolls." That said, the YouTube comments for this one are hilarious. 


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Will you look at that? I just exposed a bit of groupthink, and I didn't have to grief anyone. All I did was post a reasoned comment on the difference between trolls and griefers, and then Neatorama's moderator deleted it. Can't have that thought here! Not groupthink! Thought must go!
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