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.
8%
140 votes
Yes, I've threatened/wished harm on a group.
6%
113 votes
No, I would never do something like that.
76%
1,417 votes
I may have, not sure.
12%
218 votes

2. Have you ever been the person being threatened?

Yes, personally.
15%
283 votes
Yes, a group I identify with or belong to.
8%
149 votes
No.
79%
1,466 votes

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.
12%
232 votes
No, I hold myself to different standards in person.
17%
313 votes
NA
71%
1,318 votes

4. Do you think your online persona is a reflection of you?

Yes, even if I am talking to strangers and may be anonymous.
51%
947 votes
No, it is just messing around, who cares if I am mean, rude or violent? Everyone knows I don't actually mean it.
11%
207 votes
Undecided
31%
585 votes
Other (please specify)
7%
124 votes
01/26/2016 Technology 1863 41 By: wbarto1

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