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The Psychology of Trolling



As denizens of the internet, most of us are familiar with the trolls. In this episode of SciShow, learn a little about how social scientists think trolls came to be, and how online communities are figuring it all out.

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Some Toughts (36)

  1. Avatar
    added on 27 Jul, 2020
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    I wonder why we can't go back to old trolling.
    Somehow the time has forced to go into a little dark trolling.

  2. Avatar
    added on 27 Jul, 2020
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    Trolling the media has got us into grey area. It all started there.

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    added on 27 Jul, 2020
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    Of course I know the troll

    He's me!

  4. Avatar
    added on 29 Jul, 2020
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    Making sarcastic critical replies to contributing comments is considered Trolling!

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    added on 29 Jul, 2020
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    My trolling 😄

  6. Avatar
    added on 29 Jul, 2020
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    lol just read the comments

    Miaschkmigjkunkbohsvsfwbwjksnsgsv

  7. Avatar
    added on 1 Aug, 2020
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    Tbh all trolls are assholes looking for attention and are scared of any real life interactions lmao smh….

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    added on 3 Aug, 2020
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    WHY ISN'T HE BLINKING

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    added on 5 Aug, 2020
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    One time I said I didn’t care about politics and some trumpers called me a troll

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    added on 8 Aug, 2020
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    Bruh i trolld the hazbin hotel community

  11. Avatar
    added on 12 Aug, 2020
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    Trolling has become a hobby, if not a passion for me.

  12. Avatar
    added on 13 Aug, 2020
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    click read more

    trolled

  13. Avatar
    added on 15 Aug, 2020
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    What goes through mind of a troll?
    We wonder what it would take to make a victim consider making things go through their mind such as "Oh GOD NO!"

  14. Avatar
    added on 15 Aug, 2020
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    This video is raycist against trolls!

  15. Avatar
    added on 19 Aug, 2020
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    Looks like 1.4K trolls didn't like this video. Nice work man. Loved the energy, back drop colour and fly in text. What software are you using?

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    added on 20 Aug, 2020
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    That's all good, but the REAL research on trolls is done in forests! Casuals…

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    added on 21 Aug, 2020
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    What makes a troll? Probably a cowardly person with no character whatsoever, who likes saying insulting things because they don't fear getting punched in the face anymore…

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    added on 21 Aug, 2020
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    I used to troll the StackExchange, by asking questions like "What's 1 plus 1," and as a result my account is temporarily suspended network-wide. The suspension period ends on May 27 '30 at 23:27.

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    added on 21 Aug, 2020
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    omg ahahhah so funny and original 😂🤣😂🤣😂

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    added on 21 Aug, 2020
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    I like trolls just because of how easy it is to take advantage of them XD

  21. Avatar
    added on 23 Aug, 2020
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    when make a survey targetting trolls, you're just bound to get trolled, so I don't think the data can be very accurate.

  22. Avatar
    added on 23 Aug, 2020
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    I cannot understand why someone feels so negative that they try to anger people they don't even know!

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    added on 24 Aug, 2020
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    I’m just a troll tryna have fun in da sun

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    added on 25 Aug, 2020
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    Wow You had me at Troll. Been on the Internet since before the 90's. Have heard about Trolling. You give a perfect definition right from the start, and I'm even going to post the link to this video on my FB page as your video is in depth and super informative. Here I was just looking for a quick example, but you give many and explain how tolling affects us all. Thank you. 🙂 [You learn more about trolling link goes to a Rick Astley video, are you sure you want to use that? Also a PDF summary of your video would be extremely useful to us paper people. Thanks again}

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    added on 26 Aug, 2020
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    troll because troll

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    added on 27 Aug, 2020
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    Don’t ever care about the trolls. They are nothing more than just people who were rejected by their friends and the respect of others for a good reason. They are trying to substitute this by attacking others online.

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    added on 31 Aug, 2020
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    I hate internet trolls because they need to get their asses of the internet and go get a job and find something to do. I do not have time for trolls. No internet trolls need to have access to the internet.

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    added on 1 Sep, 2020
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    I am the master troll on internet and irl. I get hard when I make people rage.

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    added on 8 Sep, 2020
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    I think the first trolls sucked, too.

    What's so funny in what the presenter said they did back then?

    There's only one way it'd make sense, but it's not for any lulz: Military style confidence wrecking(regardless of the personality of the noob), a show of dominance, establishing hierarchy, scaring away those who're not willing to sit and take it until they are "allowed" to become "one of them", also serves as self importance and flattery, obviously.

    Puke. The only trolls I like are those that disclose things. Like professor Alan Sokal.

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    added on 11 Sep, 2020
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    People's true feelings come out in their internet comments

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    added on 12 Sep, 2020
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    This guy is the textbook definition of a troll.

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    added on 12 Sep, 2020
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    Thank you for an insightful look at personality disorders pertaining to trolls. I have wondered why there seems to be an excess of mean spirited commenters . I still cant
    figure out their gain. It’s difficult to have a frame of reference for ASPD behavior when burdened by empathy.

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    added on 12 Sep, 2020
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    Its pretty easy to troll when a lot of people don't know how to respond to it and since theres so much bad advice out there. So from somebody who does troll from time to time I will give you some ways to stop trolls:
    (Boring but effective ways)
    1. quietly get the troll blocked/muted/ignored by as many people as possible (If you announce it the troll will feel like they're winning because they made you mad enough to mute them)
    2. get an admin to remove the troll from whatever platform they're on if possible (They might come back but if you keep doing it for long enough most will get bored and move on)
    (Fun ways)
    3. Repeatedly spam the word "edgy" or something similar and try to get more people to do the same (Throwing random insults makes the troll feel like you're frustrated and don't know what to do about it, and by just spamming the same thing over and over gives the troll nothing new to look at which can bore them.)
    4. Spam the troll's dms (If the troll is low level enough to be bothered by dm spamming they will probably start to lose interest pretty quick but this doesn't work with a lot of trolls)
    5. Find if you and the troll have any servers for forums in common and try to get them punished on there (This is pretty rare to be able to do this but if you're lucky enough to share another server and the admins of that server are willing to go monitor what hes doing and get him punished on their server it can make the troll feel that there are consequences for trolling and will stop them pretty quick. This can also demoralize the troll quite a bit and might prevent future trolling from them for a while.)

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    added on 13 Sep, 2020
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    l came here because somebody is bullying someone
    but other people says she is trolling not bullying
    and they even like the vid bullying someone
    and hate the vid disliking the bully
    they even say she is a QUEEN!
    lm going to make a video about her,
    but lm sure lm gonna get alot of hates
    am l just being sensitive or are those people mean?

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    added on 15 Sep, 2020
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    You have to pull your cheeks apart as you sit on the pooper, it's good for the environment because you end up using much less toilet paper as less poo comes in contact with your butt. Also if you are prone to constipation, it helps the big ones slide out because of the lowered resistance since there is less friction. It's a win win win win! You're welcome, now please pass on this wisdom

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    added on 18 Sep, 2020
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    Troll is the gatekeeper to wisdom.

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