Troll lives in everybody: reason of aggressive behavior in internet communities

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While communication in internet became inherent part of life for every man different variants of antisocial behavior arouse big interest of scientists which appears in Internet: it's trolling, insults and bulling. Victims of online abusing feel emotional stress. Besides aggresive behavior from virtual world sometimes migrates to the real life.

Trolling, insults and bulling constitute big part of comments on many websites. For example, more then 20 percent of comments on cnn.com are often deleted for community rules violation. On some other websites posts removing - extraordinary event, but it sometimes appened.

What is the reason of antisocial people behavior in Internet? Some specialists before vented an opinion that trols are people with specific sighs of personality and extra motivation. There is an other point of view that aggresive behavior in Internet appears under influence of enviroment. If it goes by this way who does provoke it? Specific personalities or ordinary people? Trolling of encircling people is congential quality or such behavior appears spontaneously? What conditions do need to push man to aggresive communication in Internet? If trolling can be passed from one man to other so can it spread out in community like a infection?

This questions were investigates by scientist from Standford and Cornel universities. But theirs researches are not still published in press. It will be represent on ACM conference at 25 february 2017. But the subject is important and interesting that can decried this scientific article even before official publication and independend check. After all when reasons and propagination principles in a community of trolling were examined we will be able to plan more reliable social structures. Create online communities protected from aggression and affronts.

Authors defined "troll behavior" in theirs researches as behavior of online discussion participant which break acceptable borders of behavior in current community. The scientific work describes conditions of delivered experiment and analys more than 16 millions posts from real discassions on cnn.com. Popular topics with news discussion were chosen as a target topic.

Two abilities of possible trolling were analised during experiment: user mood and discussion context(are there any trolling post). It revealed that bad mood and presence of trolling messages increase in two times ability of appearing aggression from ordinary user side.

Then analys of 16 millions of posts were provided. There were millions posts that were marked as trolling posts(violating community rules). It revealed that 25% of trolling posts were written by people who hadn't any vicious message before. In other words, big amount of trolling comes from ordinary people or bots.

Scientists checked hypothesis on real data that bad mood increases probability of aggression in internet and contumely of other participants of a discussion. Actually amount of offensive messages on cnn.com correlates with known graphs of changing people mood during a day. As bad mood indicators of trolling increase during a day and get maximum in late evening and night, at the start of working week(Monday) and directly before it's start that could be well seen on a graphs.

You can see on the right diagram probability that there will be aggresive message before first trolling post. There is time interval between first and second message on x axis. Notably that the less time interval the more probability of repeated aggression manifestation. It signs indirectly that bad mood influences on aggression level increasing probability of trolling from particular user side. Eventually man will "cool down" and keep calm.

Migration of aggression from one topic to other

Then scientists checked hypothesis that bad mood is saved between different discussions so that as a result they influence on each other. For this purpose different users posts were researched which hadn't got aggresive messages before but take part in discussions where weren't any aggresive post(blue color) or were(red).

The illustration shows us how aggression probability of an ordinary user increases in cituations when this user outspeaks his opinion in discussion on other theme when aggresive messages were (a), or just takes part in discussion branches on other themes without outspeaking his opinion.

Influence of context

Ambient messages influence very much too. On the top illustration you can see how probability of trolling increses from user side if all discussion started fron "bad" message (c) or separate branch of discussions started with such "bad" message (d).

On illustration below you can see that discussions which have got at least 5 posts probability of trolling appearing depends directly from count of previous aggressive messages(a) from distance to other aggressive message.

Certanly level of users aggression is depended on theme of discussion itself. Probably every website has got its own "hot" themes and topics and it depends on auditory. The most aggressive response from auditory on cnn.com is induced USA themes, show business and justice. The less controversial and aggresive themes - policy, technology and subjective author rights with own opinion expression

According to authors their researches refute opinion that internet-trolls are some antisocial persons who stay in dark rooms and write angr comments on forums and social networks. Actually - no. Aggresive behavior in comments is explained with social factors. Furthermore there is a probability of opposition with such phenomenon with right mechanics in a social network.

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While communication in internet became inherent part of life for every man different variants of antisocial behavior arouse big interest of scientists which appears in Internet: it's trolling, insults and bulling. Victims of online abusing feel emotional stress. Besides aggressive behavior from virtual world sometimes migrates to the real life.
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Troll lives in everybody: reason of aggressive behavior in internet communities

While communication in internet became inherent part of life for every man different variants of antisocial behavior arouse big interest of scientists which appears in Internet: it's trolling, insults and bulling. Victims of online abusing feel emotional stress. Besides aggressive behavior from virtual world sometimes migrates to the real life.

While communication in internet became inherent part of life for every man different variants of antisocial behavior arouse big interest of scientists which appears in Internet: it's trolling, insults and bulling. Victims of online abusing feel emotional stress. Besides aggressive behavior from virtual world sometimes migrates to the real life.

John
John
Merelinc
24.07.1987
male
Frontend developer
John
John
Merelinc
24.07.1987
male
Frontend developer

English
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Everybody can be a troll: aggresive behavior in internet communities
2017



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While communication in internet became inherent part of life for every man different variants of antisocial behavior arouse big interest of scientists which appears in Internet: it's trolling, insults and bulling. Victims of online abusing feel emotional stress. Besides aggressive behavior from virtual world sometimes migrates to the real life.

Troll lives in everybody: reason of aggressive behavior in internet communities