Online Suicide and the Dark Psychology of Internet Insult Forums

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There are now internet forums where users can freely - and viciously - insult, berate, provoke and abuse each other, with the aim to force users to leave the site when they can take no more. Active members of these online insult communities have used the site as a platform to broadcast their suicide; reviewing the cases they had something in common- a history of depression.

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Period21 Aug 2018

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  • TitleOnline Suicide and the Dark Psychology of Internet Insult Forums
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size760 Words
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date21/08/18
    DescriptionThere are now internet forums where users can freely - and viciously - insult, berate, provoke and abuse each other, with the aim to force users to leave the site when they can take no more. Active members of these online insult communities have used the site as a platform to broadcast their suicide; reviewing the cases they had something in common- a history of depression.

    Producer/AuthorJohn Synnott, Calli Tzani Pepelasi and Maria Ioannou
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/online-suicide-and-the-dark-psychology-of-internet-insult-forums-101686
    PersonsJohn Synnott, Kalliopi Tzani Pepelasi, Maria Ioannou