Understanding bad online behaviour

June 9, 2016
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In my latest RiotACT article, I discuss why some people feel they can say things on the Internet that they wouldn’t say in person:

After the fact, many people claim that the posts were “just a joke” or “taken out of context” or even that “someone hacked my computer”. While not excusing their behaviour, they may have been subject to what the US psychologist Dr John Suler calls the online disinhibition effect.

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