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“Identifying organic bystander interventions in racist social media interactions: Preliminary results Online

Presenter: Maria Y. Rodriguez, School of Social Work

Micro-blogging social media platforms, such as Twitter, afford social and health science researchers the opportunity to investigate the real-time reflections of individuals on their social and political environment—for example, whether witnesses of racist interactions on social media choose to intervene, and how. Bystander interventions take various forms, depending on who is targeted and how public the action is. Bystander anti-racism is conceptualized as actions taken by individuals to intervene in instances of interpersonal and/or systemic racism. This talk will discuss preliminary results from a study of tweets containing known racist keywords to examine ways in which platform users “organically” intervene in racist trolling—that is, the intervention is a personal reaction, not part of a formal program demonstration. As part of its analysis, the project seeks to develop a set of strategies that can be tested in follow up projects at scale. 

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  Digital Scholarship  
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