Internet trolling: malicious actions in online comments sections U.S. 2017

Which of the following have you ever done in an online comments section with malicious intent towards a stranger?

Internet trolling: malicious actions in online comments sections U.S. 2017 This statistic presents the most common malicious or trolling online behavior among online adults in the United States as of August 2017. During the survey period, 25 percent of respondents admitted that they had argued with someone else about a fact online.
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Which of the following have you ever done in an online comments section with malicious intent towards a stranger?

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Share of respondents
Argued with someone else about a fact 25%
Argued with someone else about an opinion 25%
Deliberately made controversial statements 10%
Called someone else an offensive name 10%
Made a joke at the expense of someone else 10%
Attempted to veer a conversation off topic to discuss a topic of my choice 8%
Deliberately made inflammatory statements 6%
Prefer not to say 2%
None of these 56%
Share of respondents
Argued with someone else about a fact 25%
Argued with someone else about an opinion 25%
Deliberately made controversial statements 10%
Called someone else an offensive name 10%
Made a joke at the expense of someone else 10%
Attempted to veer a conversation off topic to discuss a topic of my choice 8%
Deliberately made inflammatory statements 6%
Prefer not to say 2%
None of these 56%
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This statistic presents the most common malicious or trolling online behavior among online adults in the United States as of August 2017. During the survey period, 25 percent of respondents admitted that they had argued with someone else about a fact online.
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