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Trolls win: Rude blog comments dim the allure of science online

Pick a story about some aspect of science, any story, scroll down to the blog comments and let the bashing begin. The sad news is that all of those screeds and diatribes are worse than obnoxious; They’re taking a toll on public perceptions of science.. That was Dominique Brossard’s message last week at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. For a full account, see this account by University Communications science writer Terry Devitt.