Anyone Can Become a Troll: Causes of Trolling Behavior in Online Discussions


In online communities, antisocial behavior such as trolling disrupts constructive discussion. While prior work suggests that trolling behavior is confined to a vocal and antisocial minority, we demonstrate that ordinary people can engage in such behavior as well. We propose two primary trigger mechanisms: the individual's mood, and the surrounding context… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/2998181.2998213


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