Sharing Of Public Harassment Experiences on Social Media in Bangladesh

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Conference Proceeding

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Association for Computing Machinery

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CSCW '19 Companion: Conference Companion Publication of the 2019 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing

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This study explores the notions of sharing public harassment experiences on social media and the associated construction of online social support and justice, based on an anonymous survey (n=340) and semi-structured interviews (n=10) in Bangladesh. Our initial findings show the wider prevalence of public harassment against women in Bangladesh and indicate the existence of implicit societal biases and socio-technical infrastructural weaknesses that manipulate the sharing experiences of harassment on social media as well as limit the expected social support and justice online. These findings advocate for better design policies on safer social media participation, especially for women and call for more attention on fixing the existing technical infrastructures that address justice online.


Published as part of the proceedings of the conference Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, 2019: 324-329. DOI.