Why are the comments on the Mail Online so pathetically hateful?

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    It's like the dirge of humanity congregates on the pages of the Daily Mail Online. Who are these *beeps*? Are they really THAT bitter, twisted, miserable and depressed about their own lives that they have to hate on literally everything on the planet? Or are a lot of the comments written by the authors of the articles, pretending to be members of the public, in order to provoke reactions in readers? Wouldn't put it past the DM to be honest...
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    I like the Daily Mail
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    But you do have to account why it is the most popular English language news site in the world, and why the newspaper still has a circulation of 1.5 million.

    I agree, by the way. It is drivel, and populated by a lot of narrow-minded individuals who really ought to have better things to do with their time.
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    When there's a degree of anonymity you can expect to see the nastier aspects of humanity manifest itself that otherwise remained hidden from view. For what it's worth, the amount of hate comments I see on the DM, the % is quite low considering the fact that it's an anti-immigrant paper, and people can anonymously post comments on there. It's also possible I have a very sqewed view on this because I've experienced horrendous amounts of abuse (threats of violence, etc) when it came to religious debates so there's that :P
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    But you do have to account why it is the most popular English language news site in the world, and why the newspaper still has a circulation of 1.5 million.

    I agree, by the way. It is drivel, and populated by a lot of narrow-minded individuals who really ought to have better things to do with their time.
    Its got such a high circulation because the vast majority of people are idiots.Next question?
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    It's not the Daily Mail, it's the effect of the internet and anonymity. You can see far worse on Twitter.
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    (Original post by Robby2312)
    Its got such a high circulation because the vast majority of people are idiots.Next question?
    Not the most sophisticated of analyses...
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    If you think the comments in the Mail Online are bad you'd probably go crazy at the ones left in the Daily Express.*

    btw, the mail online strictly controls and vets every single comment before allowing them onto their comments section. What you're reading are comments that they've allowed to go through. In other words comments that conform with their right wing agenda.*
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    (Original post by Robby2312)
    Its got such a high circulation because the vast majority of people are idiots.Next question?
    why are you so pathetically hateful?
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    Not the most sophisticated of analyses...
    Well why is it wrong? The majority of people are pretty stupid.Its why kim kardashian and the x factor are so popular.Its also why donald trump is on the verge of becoming president.You say its not a sophisticated analysis but its the basic truth.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    why are you so pathetically hateful?
    Its not hateful to state the truth.
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    (Original post by Robby2312)
    Its not hateful to state the truth.
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    (Original post by Reue)
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    So no actual argument then.
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    (Original post by Robby2312)
    So no actual argument then.
    Certainly none worth wasting my time on.
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    the comments are from the type of people who voted to leave the EU.... what do you expect ?

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    (Original post by Robby2312)
    Its got such a high circulation because the vast majority of people are idiots.Next question?
    What papers/news agencies do you read/watch?
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    Even though it supported the Nazis for an extensive period of time, it isn't easy to understand why in the 21st century they have such hateful views. I believe comments sections often concentrate and amplify the very worst of extreme views, especially if they are made by individuals who are essentially anonymous.
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    But you do have to account why it is the most popular English language news site in the world, and why the newspaper still has a circulation of 1.5 million.

    I agree, by the way. It is drivel, and populated by a lot of narrow-minded individuals who really ought to have better things to do with their time.
    I think maybe because it combines news and celebrity gossip and the 'femail' section online so gets a lot of traffic that way. I know if I ever google something about a celebrity having a baby or anything inane like that, DM is often the first search result.

    I try not to click though because I don't want to give them my view.
 
 
 
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