The reason for online hate

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  1. twistedattic profile image61
    twistedatticposted 3 years ago

    The reason for online hate

    Do you think people are really as racist and hateful as they seem online or is it just their way of being aggressive with no repercussions?

  2. Holly Jenkins profile image59
    Holly Jenkinsposted 3 years ago

    I think many people are ignorant and lack basic reasoning skills. Some, I would even argue, lack the ability to reason. Ignorance breeds hate. Many people do not understand the social and cultural implications of the internet, and the anonymity of the online world removes the guilt they might experience in a traditional social setting, so they feel bullet proof and free to spew their hate unchecked.

  3. Besarien profile image85
    Besarienposted 3 years ago

    Great question ceL Layne. I have wondered the same thing. I'd imagine a bit of both. Some might be trolling for any kind of attention they can get. I'd like to think the vast majority are just kids roleplaying the part anonymous idiot on Youtube when they should be doing homework. The spelling, the grammar it all seems to fit.

  4. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    Being anonymous allows people to reveal their "authentic selves".
    The Internet did not invent racism or hate. It's just a tool for communication. To blame online access for racism would be the equivalent of blaming the (telephone) for what someone says or an obese person blaming their (fork) for their weight gain.
    It always comes back to one's personal choice and beliefs.

  5. Express10 profile image86
    Express10posted 3 years ago

    Unfortunately from what I've seen thus far, it seems that it truly is both being aggressive with no repercussions and hatred and racism. Many people of all ages and backgrounds who are hateful or racist know those behaviors are not civilized or welcome in society so an increasing number take to the internet to spread their hatred with no repercussions. It's a modern way for them to spread their nonsense.
    I call it keyboard courage and I commonly find myself trying NOT to read comments on newstories. They are so negative and mind blowing that I cease to never be amazed at the depths to which people sink. Without any exaggeration, my jaw drops when reading some of the sewage people spew online, most of whom are nothing but cowards who could not say these things face to face with others, much less the targets of their aggression.


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