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Title:Addressing Gender-Based Harassment in Social Media: A Call to Action
Author(s):Simons, Rachel Noelle
Subject(s):communication studies
social media
information/computing ethics
Abstract:Previous research indicates that women face a disproportionate amount of online harassment resulting from their identity as women. As a relatively new phenomenon, however, gender-based online harassment is not well understood. Social media platforms are a critical medium for gender-based online harassment and the effects of this harassment on women can be devastating both to their personal lives and to their professional careers. While the field of Information Studies is uniquely positioned to address the serious problem of gender-based online harassment, there are significant gaps in key areas of the literature related to this problem. Therefore, critical research is needed in order to produce key insights for empowering victims, for discouraging perpetrators, and for increasing awareness among social media platforms' designers and managers. This knowledge can be grouped into three application areas: education, policy, and technological tools.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24

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