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Rape Culture and Twitter Abuse: Visualising Twitter’s reaction to the Ched Evans Rape Case

Rape Culture and Twitter Abuse: Visualising Twitter’s reaction to the Ched Evans Rape Case

Introduction and Discussion On Friday 20th April 2012, Sheffield United striker Ched Evans was jailed for five years on Friday for raping a 19-year-old woman at a hotel near Rhyl, Wales. An extract from an article by The Guardian's Amanda Bancroft summarises the controversy and general sentiment surrounding the events: On Friday afternoon, the Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans was sentenced to five…
#ididnotreport: Life of a Twitter Meme across social network platforms

#ididnotreport: Life of a Twitter Meme across social network platforms

Introduction In a bit of a digression from studying people abusing each other on Twitter, after I witnessed the progression of a particular hasthtag that was instead about how people are encouraged/outraged enough to report real-world abuse via social media platforms - I decided to employ my skills to find out how and why this happens, and the fascinating life…