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Online Trolls Are Psychopaths And Sadists, Psychologists Claim.

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A Gang Of British Trolls

A Gang Of British Trolls

Source: The Independent, 18th February 2014

Canadian researchers have confirmed what most people suspected all along: that internet trolls are archetypal Machiavellian sadists.

In a survey conducted by the group of psychologists, people who partake in so-called trolling online showed signs of sadism, psychopathy, and were Machiavellian in their manipulation of others and their disregard for morality.

The researchers defined online trolling as “the practice of behaving in a deceptive, destructive, or disruptive manner in a social setting on the Internet” for no purpose other than their pleasure.

To achieve the results, the team asked internet users about subjects including how much time they spend online, and whether they comment on websites such as YouTube.

They were also given tests that measured their responses against psychology’s “Dark Tetrad”: narcissism, Machiavellianism, psychopathy and a sadistic personality.

Questions also surrounded sadistic statements including: ”I enjoy physically hurting people,” “I enjoy making jokes at the expense of others” and “I enjoy playing the villain in games and torturing other characters.”

“It was sadism, however, that had the most robust associations with trolling of any of the personality measures,” said psychologists from the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and University of British Columbia in an article published in the ‘Personality and Individual Differences’ journal.

It went on to claim that trolls are “agents of chaos” that exploit “hot-button issues” to inflame and exploit users’ emotions,

“If an unfortunate person falls into their trap, trolling intensifies for further, merciless amusement. This is why novice Internet users are routinely admonished, ‘Do not feed the trolls!’,” the study warned.

The team concluded that those who enjoyed trolling more than other activities, such debating and making friends, had tendencies in line with the psychological “Dark Tetrad”.

Perhaps most worryingly, the psychologists based their conclusion on cyber-trolling being an “Internet manifestation of everyday sadism,” rather than merely on online phenomenon.

It is thought the findings may contribute towards a trend of sites such as YouTube and the Huffington Post requiring users to comment using registered accounts rather than allowing anonymous posts.

Written by Peter Reynolds

February 18, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Vile Police Website Reveals Violent Conspiracy

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The disgusting Inspector Gadget website is at it again.  Go take a look if you want your eyes opened to the corrupt, barely literate, violence-obsessed, rabid scum that masquerades as our police force. They are salivating in delight at their frenzy of brutality on Thursday and eagerly anticipating more opportunities to beat up our children next week.

I support the real police.  There are evil, subversive forces hiding behind and amongst the students.  Those who are violent and only trying to ferment anarchy need to be stopped but they are on both sides.  There are far too many of them wearing a police uniform and they deserve the most severe punishment of all.

It is outrageous that they are allowed to commune,  plot and scheme with each other like this.   They are paid not to have opinions like these and to stay calm and neutral.  They are incapable of doing the job.  Inspector Gadget should be closed down.  Any officer who participates in it is not fit to hold the Queen’s warrant.

These are a selection of comments made by those who we pay to protect our children:

“I don’t think you can hurt a student by hitting them on the head.” Posted by “Fee”

“Good point, get chainsaws and cut their legs off then. That will slow them down a bit.” Posted by Taff Taff

“Shields advance… Fix bayonets.  Charge…..Good luck troops.” Posted by BeePee

“Good cavalry charge at that protest, the only thing missing were the pig sticklers used in days of Yore.” Posted by Bodrules

“Time to get hard and nasty!” Posted by Ranter

“A few well placed live rounds and the ‘protest’ would stop in an instant.” Posted by ExTrafficBiker

See more of this disgusting behaviour here.

And this, the Taser equivalent of a claymore mine, is the sort of weapon that the Inspector and his cronies want for next time:

“absofuckinglutely ideal for this situation” Posted by Taff Taff

“I WANT THESE. SWEEEEET.” Posted by Goinwibblebobby

Wake up Britain! This is the mindset of the overpaid, mindless thugs and sadists that are supposed to be protecting our children.

This is the consequence of a government that hides in its ivory towers, refuses to engage with the people, conspires with the media to silence dissent and is a betrayal of everything that democracy stands for. And I speak as a Tory!