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Communities and Web 2.0

Incels: How Online Communities Can Create Pathways to Self-Radicalisation

Abstract: Technological transformations have allowed the practice of community to shift to online spaces. The many affordances of this such as access to diverse information and resources online communities can provide escape from constraints surrounding kinship, location, and occupation can counter tendencies to form intolerant communities. However, the Incel community online is an example of how the formation of insular and ideologically homogenous communities can still occur in online spaces. Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0

The role of Web 2.0 in the rise of online hate groups such as incels

ABSTRACT-  Since the emergence of Web 2.0, online hate communities have littered the internet.  Community members congregate on platforms that lack regulations and allow them to be anonymous. They spread hateful messages and evade censorship by exploiting the inconsistencies in web governance.  One particularly toxic group to emerge out of Web 2.0 is incels.  The misogynistic online subculture is united in their belief that women are obliged to give them sex but deny them this Read more [...]