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To find out where the most toxic online commenting takes place, Wired partnered with online platform Disqus to look at 92 million online comments over a 16-month period across the United States.
To find out where the most toxic online commenting takes place, Wired partnered with online platform Disqus to look at 92 million online comments over a 16-month period across the United States. AP File

Miami, you’re a mean city sometimes — and you are showing your bad behavior online.

To find out just how mean, Wired partnered with online platform Disqus to look at 92 million online comments over a 16-month period across the United States. Wired found that 10.2 percent of Miami’s comments were toxic, the third highest among large cities.

Maybe if the Magic City wasn’t already a capital of road rage and uncaring people, we could have also claimed the king of the trolls throne. But that honor goes to Sin City (12.1 percent) followed closely by the City of Brotherly Love (10.7 percent). We’re meaner than the Big Apple though, with 9.6 percent toxicity. Go figure.

Just two prolific commenters are responsible for putting Park Forest, Illinois, a small suburb south of Chicago, on the map — with 34 percent of the comments rated toxic. See Wired’s map here.

By the way, one in four commenters nationwide has made at least one toxic comment. And what time are people are meanest? 3 a.m.

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