People who post hateful comments online are characterized by high levels of psychopathy

A new study published in Frontiers in Psychology explored the psychological profile of people who posted hate comments online during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The researchers found that hate commenters demonstrated high levels of one specific Dark Triad trait — psychopathy. Social media offers everyday people the opportunity to share ideas and express opinions with the power to reach enormous audiences. Unfortunately, the growth of these platforms comes with a rise in online hate behavior. Piotr Sorokowski and his team note that it is important to distinguish between different forms of on…

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