Twitter is toxic not just because of trolls, but also because of the uncivil language used by regular users, suggests new research
Across the world, Twitter has emerged as an important platform for politicians and citizens to interact. But in recent years this interaction has become toxic with the rise of hate speech, harassment and offensive content. While people often attribute this to ‘organized trolling’ and anonymous entities, regular Twitter users are also to blame. According to new research, regular Twitter users frequently use uncivil language when interacting with political leaders.