This article analyses the role of Telegram in orienting, amplifying, and normalizing the non-consensual diffusion of intimate images (NCII). We focus on the sense of anonymity, the platform’s weak regulation, and the possibility of creating large male communities, arguing that these affordances are “gendered affordances” as they orient male participants’ harassment behaviors and, in concert with an established misogynist culture, contribute to the reinstatement of hegemonic masculinity. The research draws on data collected through an online covert ethnography of Italian Telegram channels and groups.

The use of telegram for non-consensual dissemination of intimate images : gendered affordances and the construction of masculinities / S. Semenzin, L. Bainotti. - In: SOCIAL MEDIA + SOCIETY. - ISSN 2056-3051. - 6:4(2020 Oct), pp. 205630512098445.1-205630512098445.12.

The use of telegram for non-consensual dissemination of intimate images : gendered affordances and the construction of masculinities

S. Semenzin
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L. Bainotti
Secondo
2020

Abstract

This article analyses the role of Telegram in orienting, amplifying, and normalizing the non-consensual diffusion of intimate images (NCII). We focus on the sense of anonymity, the platform’s weak regulation, and the possibility of creating large male communities, arguing that these affordances are “gendered affordances” as they orient male participants’ harassment behaviors and, in concert with an established misogynist culture, contribute to the reinstatement of hegemonic masculinity. The research draws on data collected through an online covert ethnography of Italian Telegram channels and groups.
gendered affordances; masculinities; NCII; revenge porn; Telegram
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