On The Sadsack Internet Trolls Who Just Want To Watch The World Burn

Some new research helps explain their truly bizarre and offensive behavior

Thomas Edsall has a good column in the New York Times about research on people who thirst for chaos, and who take that desire to the political realm by spreading gonzo rumors.

The paper in question, which won a big award, “is the work of Michael Bang Petersen and Mathias Osmundsen, both political scientists at Aarhus University in Denmark, and Kevin Arce…

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