Online trolls reveales as manipulative psychopaths

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#1 Posted by awax187187 (203 posts) -

Was reading this in the news paper today.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/online-trolls-are-psychopaths-and-sadists-psychologists-claim-9134396.html

#2 Posted by krazyorange (2624 posts) -

Yeah this is totally a level-headed and reasonable article with no slant or agenda. 337 words and it used "sadist" or a derivative six times. Talk about positive reinforcement.

#3 Edited by uninspiredcup (9020 posts) -

Generally, I put stuff like North Korea, rapists, murderers and pedophiles slightly above the "teenagers says something on the internet" scale on the axis of evil list.

#4 Edited by Renevent42 (5326 posts) -

I do think there's some truth to the article.

#5 Posted by MBirdy88 (8336 posts) -

I picture it more like a naughty 9 year old seeking attention.... this article is ridiculously over the top.

that being said, there are different levels of "trolling" maybe its refering purely to the really bad cases of trolling? (E.G bullying, harrasing, death threats)

#6 Posted by Jimmy_Russell (826 posts) -

Everyone on the Internet is deemed a psychopath. There's no way for me to actually give a shit about people on this thing.

#7 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23615 posts) -

For an actual discussion

http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/1xydwm/psychologists_examined_internet_trolls_and_found/

#8 Edited by Jimmy_Russell (826 posts) -
@JigglyWiggly_ said:

For an actual discussion

http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/1xydwm/psychologists_examined_internet_trolls_and_found/

>Reddit

>actual discussion

choose one.