The dangers of social media are well known. To date there have been movies, TV shows and countless news stories documenting tragic events which have stemmed from major social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter. These events range from parents bullying children on fake accounts to victims being stalked and even killed by online predators. Ironically, these twisted scenarios tend to start from nothing more than a simple “friend” request. Continue reading
Watch as SourceFed’s Elliot Morgan and Joe Bereta take a short but insightful look at the background and mentality of the typical internet troll. The pair mentions recent psychological research on how internet use affects empathy and discusses how factors such as bullying and anonymity might play a part in a person becoming a troll.