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Turning from Tumblr: Where is sex positivity on the internet going?
Turning from Tumblr: Where is sex positivity on the internet going? 12 March 2019 Tiffany Kagure Mugo for GenderIT.org

The Tumblr porn ban reveals how laws in one country against sex trafficking can be used to police content online, which especially has an impact on queer, trans and other sexuality-related content. Here Tiffany Mugo talks about what that does to the discourse around sex positivity online.

Privacy, personhood and identity in surveillance societies
Privacy, personhood and identity in surveillance societies 01 March 2019 Upasana Bhattacharjee

The increasing use of the internet, social media, surveillance and algorithmic processing has shifted the meanings of privacy. Here we explore the conceptual understandings of privacy and its links to autonomy, human dignity and self-determination.

Use of social media in Manipur: Women lag behind in technological advancement
Use of social media in Manipur: Women lag behind in technological advancement 28 February 2019 Ninglun Hanghal for GenderIT.org

In this article we explore what uses women make of the internet in urban and rural parts of Manipur, India. Is this use limited to social media? What about the generation gap, and the rampant spread of election propaganda?

Sexual assault in Ghana: How technology can help build visibility
Sexual assault in Ghana: How technology can help build visibility 11 February 2019 Doreen Raheena Sulleyman for GenderIT.org

In Ghana, sexual assault is vastly under-reported and there is a huge barrier in the police procedures for reporting crimes. This article explores what role technology can play in addressing this, and whether public discourse and visibility around sexual assault can lead to change.

"Revenge porn": Five important reasons why we should not call it by that name
"Revenge porn": Five important reasons why we should not call it by that name 16 January 2019 Sophie Maddocks

This article sums up the reasons why we should stop using the term "revenge porn" when describing certain kinds of violations online that entail the non-consensual taking and circulation of intimate images. Why does language matter and how does it shape our perceptions and responses?

Observing community networks in the Philippines through a gendered lens: Interview with Claire, Thessa and Clarisse
Observing community networks in the Philippines through a gendered lens: Interview with Claire, Thessa and Clarisse 08 January 2019 Serene Lim

This interview explores the gender implications of setting up a community network in the remote areas of the Philippines – from tackling gender stereotypes to the distribution of labour to the benefits of access for a community that is ignored by telecommunications companies.

Five tips for a successful edit-a-thon on gender
Five tips for a successful edit-a-thon on gender 21 December 2018 Rohini Lakshan​​é for GenderIT.org

Here's a list of things to watch out for during your edit-a-thon, including the safety of your participants and how to navigate the tricky but sometimes essential rules of editing content on Wikipedia.

Feminist internet in 2018: From cooking feminist recipes and deepening analysis, to femhacks, trainings and fostering learning communities
Feminist internet in 2018: From cooking feminist recipes and deepening analysis, to femhacks, trainings and fostering learning communities 19 December 2018

Women’s rights and sexual rights activists engage with internet and ICT policy and development as feminist issues. This is a compendium of the highlights from APC's Annual Report for 2018.

Queerness and privacy [1]: Baby I love It when you never hold back from me
Queerness and privacy [1]: Baby I love It when you never hold back from me 18 December 2018 Joshua Muyiwa

What is the social and cultural understanding of privacy? In the wake of the judgments on decriminalising homosexuality and assuring people of their right to privacy, one writer ponders on the value of privacy in relation to the lived realities of queer and gay people.

5 thoughts on online content moderation from an insider
5 thoughts on online content moderation from an insider 21 November 2018 Nada for GenderIT.org

What does content moderation on social media actually entail? How much artificial intelligence and human labour is being used, who is responsible for decisions around the removal of content or what complaints to ignore? An insider from social media companies shares five concise insights.

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