Association for Computing Machinery
Companion of the 2018 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
This paper presents the findings on the use of Anonymous Social Media (ASM) in Bangladesh based on an anonymous online survey of 291 participants and semi-structured interviews with 27 participants. Our study shows a wide prevalence of sexual harassment on anonymous social networks in Bangladesh, the relationship between a closely-knitted communal culture and anonymous harassment, and the lack of infrastructural support for the victims. These findings advocate for a safe and supportive online environment for its users, especially for women who are the primary victims of profanity or defamation in Bangladesh.
Nova, Fayika Farhat; Rifat, Rashidujjaman; Saha, Pratyasha; Ishtiaque, Syed; and Guha, Shion, "Silenced Voices: Understanding Sexual Harassment on Anonymous Social Media Among Bangladeshi People" (2018). Computer Science Faculty Research and Publications. 11.