The creator of Bitcoin, a pack of reporters, and some sushi. Developing story.
Do any of the developments involve Buzzfeed, and the rest of the media outlets currently chasing Mr. Nakamoto around Los Angeles, realizing that a post saying “Look how silly we are!” doesn’t excuse harassment?
The paper, published last week in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, surveyed a group of several hundred on their Internet behaviors and personal traits. It found that trolling correlated with higher rates of sadism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism, a certain lack of scruples when it comes to deceiving or manipulating other people.
“… it might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists,” the paper rules.
Everything you ever wanted to know about trolls, but were afraid to ask.