Communities and Social Media

Misogynistic radicalization of users in the online incel community

CFoots_20079543_Conference-papeerDownload Abstract This paper discusses how online communities can radicalize users by spreading and developing dangerous ideologies. To achieve this, an analysis has been made of the “incel” (involuntary celibate) community whose members generally gather around online forums to discuss their issues with dating, and who often spread misogynistic beliefs and advocate for violent retribution against women. The paper considers why this community can be attractive Read more […]