Trollology - Internet Trolls Really Are Horrible People, Narcissistic, Machiavellian, Psychopathic, and Sadistic.Submitted by bigmikedude on Sat, 02/15/2014 - 22:20
Ha! Slaps Knee. It's about time somebody did a paper on what we all already know, and especially those of us behind the scenes here know, first hand. (Honestly from the inside, it's almost comical in a sense.)
In the past few years, the science of Internet trollology has made some strides. Last year, for instance, we learned that by hurling insults and inciting discord in online comment sections, so-called Internet trolls (who are frequently anonymous) have a polarizing effect on audiences, leading to politicization, rather than deeper understanding of scientific topics.