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Är digitala rum för alla?: En diskursanalys av sociala medier med fokus på bloggar
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Web 2.0 opened up for a lot of opportunities, digital spaces became open for everyone to participate. But if groups of people get harassed and threatened in this spaces, how does that affect participation? Threats, hateful comments and harassment is a phenomenon that appears to be a common part of life online. Some groups of people may experience this more then others. To investigate this further a qualitative study was conducted using two different methods of internet research; observation and interview online. I wanted to study how cyber hate take the expression against female bloggers that write about feminism. The women that participated in this study have all been harassed and received threats online of various kinds. The blogs that were observed all write about subjects that question and criticize social structures and norms that many take for granted. This seems to spark hatred and threats against these female bloggers. The interviewed bloggers had different strategies for dealing with cyber hate they received. One example of this is that they all review the comments before posted on the blog. A problem that a majority of the bloggers expressed was that general public and the justice system did not take cyber hate seriously. Some people that threats and post hateful comments do that with their full name exposed.  The study indicates that anonymity didn’t play that big part, as first expected, in how people expresses themselves online. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 29 p.
Informatik Student Paper Bachelor (INFSPB), 2015.40
Keyword [en]
social media, blog, online hate speech, cyber hate, feminism
Keyword [sv]
sociala medier, blogg, feminism, näthat
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-111594OAI: diva2:872006
Educational program
Programme in Behavioural Analysis of IT-Environments
Available from: 2015-11-18 Created: 2015-11-17 Last updated: 2015-11-18Bibliographically approved

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