What is cyberhomophobia ?
On one hand Internet brought a lot of good things to LGBT people (forum to ask their questions, lots of ressources, and ways to meet like-minded people). On the other hand, it gave hateful people a whole new platform to express themselves and bully people they don’t like.
LGBT-phobia is becoming increasingly present on the Web and in social media. The anonymity of the Internet facilitates the spread of abusive comments and allows for cyberhomophobia that could have serious consequences.
Internet: freedom, but at what costs?
What can you do ?
Did you know ?
Nohomophobes.com shows that on the 2nd of September 2018, the word “faggot” was used more than 25 000 times on Twitter.
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Have you ever witnessed cyberhomophobia ?
According to our survey, conducted in 2013:
• 80% of Canadians and Quebeckers surveyed have, in everyday life, already witnessed disparaging remarks about homosexuals or homosexuality in general.
• 42% of Quebeckers surveyed said they had witnessed homophobic comments on Facebook, 16% on Twitter and 35% on a blog.
• More than a third of respondents believe that the anonymity of social networks is the main factor of propagation, followed by the ease of sharing information and the tendency to self-censor.
• Nearly half of Quebecers (45%) believe that homophobia or insults and disrespectful behavior towards homosexuals should be punishable by law against 31% for the rest of Canada.