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Technology-facilitated gender-based violence, hate speech, and terrorism : a risk assessment on the rise of the Incel rebellion in Canada Esli Chan,

By: Chan, Esli.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Violence Against Women.Publisher: Sage, 2022Subject(s): ABUSIVE MEN | EXTEMISM | MISOGYNY | RISK ASSESSMENT | TECHNOLOGY-FACILITATED ABUSE | TERRORISM | VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN | INTERNATIONAL | CANADAOnline resources: DOI: 10.1177/10778012221125495 (Open access) In: Violence Against Women, 2022, First published online 13 October 2022Summary: With the proliferation of the internet, emerging groups such as the men's rights movement involuntary celibate (incel) community have new ways to reproduce real-world harm and gender-based violence (GBV) against women. This study conducts a critical discourse and semantic analysis of the incels.co webpage and the Alek Minassian van attack using the Violent Extremism Risk Assessment and the Cyber Extremism Risk Assessment tool. It reveals that Canadian violent extremism frameworks minimize online GBV as a form of extremism. GBV, which extends from online to offline realities, is not captured in theoretical frameworks for terrorism and hate speech. (Author's abstract). Record #7886
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Violence Against Women, 2022, First published online 13 October 2022

With the proliferation of the internet, emerging groups such as the men's rights movement involuntary celibate (incel) community have new ways to reproduce real-world harm and gender-based violence (GBV) against women. This study conducts a critical discourse and semantic analysis of the incels.co webpage and the Alek Minassian van attack using the Violent Extremism Risk Assessment and the Cyber Extremism Risk Assessment tool. It reveals that Canadian violent extremism frameworks minimize online GBV as a form of extremism. GBV, which extends from online to offline realities, is not captured in theoretical frameworks for terrorism and hate speech. (Author's abstract). Record #7886