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Internet Trolls Affect Public Perception Of New Science
2013-02-15 13:30:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Internet can be a cruel place. Nowhere else can this best be seen than the comment section of any news story or blog post. Posts about current events, gadgets, or science and scientific research are sure to evoke some colorful comments from the readers. These off-color and often rude statements may serve to upset the author or even start a “flame war” in the comments section, but new research has proved that...


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