Results for - Hyperbole
1,863 voters participated in this survey
It seems fairly common on the internet to see people in comments threatening physical violence or wishing physical violence upon individuals or groups of people, in ways that you rarely experience in face to face interactions. I have seen threats/wishes and experienced them based on political views, lifestyle choices, sexual orientation, religious views, race etc.
1. Have you ever threatened or wished physical harm on a person or group in internet comments?
Yes, I threatened/wished harm on a specific individual.
Yes, I've threatened/wished harm on a group.
No, I would never do something like that.
2. Have you ever been the person being threatened?
Yes, a group I identify with or belong to.
3. If you have ever made such a threat/wish of physical harm, would you have said the same thing in a face to face interaction?
Yes, I say the same things in person.
No, I hold myself to different standards in person.
4. Do you think your online persona is a reflection of you?
Yes, even if I am talking to strangers and may be anonymous.
No, it is just messing around, who cares if I am mean, rude or violent? Everyone knows I don't actually mean it.