Exploring Cyberbullying and Other Toxic Behavior in Team Competition Online Games

@article{Kwak2015ExploringCA,
  title={Exploring Cyberbullying and Other Toxic Behavior in Team Competition Online Games},
  author={Haewoon Kwak and Jeremy Blackburn and Seungyeop Han},
  journal={Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2015}
}
In this work we explore cyberbullying and other toxic behavior in team competition online games. Using a dataset of over 10 million player reports on 1.46 million toxic players along with corresponding crowdsourced decisions, we test several hypotheses drawn from theories explaining toxic behavior. Besides providing large-scale, empirical based understanding of toxic behavior, our work can be used as a basis for building systems to detect, prevent, and counter-act toxic behavior. 

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