The subject of internet trolls is a prevalent topic in our society. With the rise of social media there has been an increase of people with access to social media, who are able to leave harsh comments without any consequences. So, are people just born mean or does the internet turn them into the trolls that they are? Everyday, people leave hateful comments on other peoples social media platforms. What causes this? Is it simply that they are mean people, or does a post trigger them? A study at Stanford stated when trolling is most likely to happen and why it happens, “Such incidents tend to increase late at night and early in the week, which is also when people are most likely to be in a bad mood.” However in my opinion, its ok not to like or get along with someone but if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all. No one is forcing you to leave hate comments. I don’t think people are born mean, I only suggest that people need to think about what they choose to do or say before they do anything stupid.