Texas ranks tenth in the nation for highest amount of internet trolls

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Internet troll typing mean comment Photo credit Getty Images/Tero Vesalainen

The internet is an amazing tool with a very big problem: the trolls are out there, and they are ready to strike at a moment's notice.

In fact, a new study from Redact looked at the prevalence of internet trolls in today's world and unfortunately, Texas has a lot of them.

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According to the study, about 28% of social media users have been the victim of internet trolling, and 18% of Texans have admitted to trolling in the past, which is higher than the national average of 16%.

The top ten states with the most internet trolls includes:

West Virginia: 27%
Kansas: 26%
Oklahoma: 24%
Colorado, Maine: 23%
North Carolina: 23%
Florida, Georgia, Rhode Island: 22%
Alaska, Nebraska: 21%
New Jersey 20%
Arizona, Iowa, Pennsylvania: 19%
Minnesota, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas: 18%

According to the survey, 73% of Americans said they would report someone they knew if they were an internet troll, and almost half of Americans think internet trolling should be a crime under federal law.

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