trolls on the internet: a study (cw psychology) 

Highlights:
•Trolling is an online antisocial behaviour with negative psychological outcomes.

•Current study predicted trolling perpetration from gender and personality.

•Trolls more likely to be male with high levels of trait psychopathy and sadism

•Trolls have lower affective empathy, and psychopathy moderates cognitive empathy.

•Results have implications for establishing education and prevention programs.

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trolls on the internet: a study (cw psychology) 

.@vahnj A book I read recently suggests that this would be the subset of the population least able to feel fear, or understand it in others.
(Book: blogs.sciencemag.org/books/201 )

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