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Title: Harassment Experiences of Women and LGBTQ Live Streamers and How They Handled Negativity
Live streaming is a form of interactive media that potentially makes streamers more vulnerable to harassment due to the unique attributes of the technology that facilitates enhanced information sharing via video and audio. In this study, we document the harassment experiences of 25 live streamers on Twitch from underrepresented groups including women and/or LGBTQ streamers and investigate how they handle and prevent adversity. In particular, live streaming enables streamers to self-moderate their communities, so we delve into the methods of how they manage their communities from both a social and technical perspective. We found that technology can cover the basics for handling negativity, but much emotional and relational work is invested in moderation, community maintenance, and self-care.
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Award ID(s):
1841354
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NSF-PAR ID:
10259942
Journal Name:
IMX '21: ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences
Page Range or eLocation-ID:
7- 19
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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