Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 September 2020

190 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190089283

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Credible Threat

Attacks Against Women Online and the Future of Democracy

Sarah Sobieraj

Oxford Studies in Digital Politics

  • Includes interviews with over fifty women who have been on the receiving end of digital abuse and harassment
  • Reveals the social patterns underlying what appear to be individual or personal problems
  • Offers the first examination of the way online abuse and harassment impact society at large
  • Provides a thorough review of the gaps in the law, social media platform policies, and platform governance that allow gender-based hostility to exist in a virtually consequence-free environment

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