An exploration of ingroup behaviour and social psychology in developing socially abhorrent behaviours in social media and financial systems.
17 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2021
Date Written: January 11, 2021
The following paper provides a preliminary investigation into the growth of "Cryptocurrency" subgroups, the abuse of social media using automated systems, the enhancement of trolling and the ability for these activities to pose both a political and financial threat. Malicious actors have utilised technology to leverage existing psychological behaviours and create tribalistic responses that allow for the automated approach to controlling and manipulating individuals online. In this, authoritarian leaders can asymmetrically leverage sociological and psychological benefits that developed through evolutionary benefits but yet exhibit adverse effects in modern societies.
Keywords: social psychology; cryptocurrency
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