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The picture you have of an internet troll may not be as accurate as you think. In fact, new research finds that a troll could be anyone if the circumstances are right.  Researchers at Stanford University and Cornell University recently looked into what creates internet trolls.   “While the common knowledge is that trolls are particularly sociopathic individuals that occasionally appear in conversations, is it really just these people who are trolling others?” lead author of the paper Justin Chong said.

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Company

Date: February 21st, 2017

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/anyone-can-be-an-internet-troll-if-the-situation-is-right-1.3974536

Discussion

1) How can you use what you’ve read in this article to become less of an internet troll?

2) Given the information in this article, how could you design an “internet troll detector”?

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