Internet trolls, those nasty commenters who spew vitriol from behind a keyboard, are the worst. I think we can all agree on that.
There are people who say things on the internet that they would never say to a person in a face-to-face scenario. These people have found a haven on the web, but who are they, and why do they feel free to do what they do?
That’s the question that inspired the video below from Academic Earth
, which posits that their sense of freedom stems from the online disinhibition effect:
“The phenomenon wherein one abandons social inhibitions that would normally be present in face-to-face interactions.”
Check out the video to learn more:
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