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Reading Facebook comments on news articles can make you a toxic person


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Engaging with the comments on Facebook posts about news articles makes you a extra toxic person, an evaluation of practically 6.5 million comments suggests.

Jason Reifler on the University of Exeter, UK, and his colleagues gathered the comments from 11,305 Facebook posts revealed by 33 news retailers throughout October 2018. They then requested a polling firm to survey 2200 individuals within the US for a nationally consultant pattern.

The research aimed to see if online comment sections performed a position in rising toxicity each on-line and off. “If we see unhealthy behaviour on-line, …

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