Thursday, December 3, 2020

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THIS TRAIT SHARED IN COMMON BY INTERNET TROLLS AND POLITICIANS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS

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by Claire Bernish, The Daily Sheeple:
Sport to some, digital bullying to others — whether you abide online trolling or find the inflammatory, sometimes cruel, practice repulsive — the Internet’s myriad disparate troll armies are apparently here to stay.

Seeding malcontent, disputation, division, needless provocation, and, often, chaos, trolls merit their characterization by the hordes as the bane of the Internet.

But, upon examining the psychology of these ruthless keyboard provocateurs, their likely detriment to civil discourse — already evinced in the mimicry of youth — sounds a warning not to be ignored.