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Twitter and Hate Speech Against Abortion

While seemingly undetectable, the digital world has a large effect on social movements; to what extent will people go, in order to persuade and influence others online? Twitter is a popular platform for the expression of opinions and exchange of information, (De Zwart, 2018) and such information can influence online discourses surrounding political issues (Doan et al., 2022). The reproductive rights movement is a highly controversial and sensitive topic, which is why I chose to explore tweets surrounding critical or even hateful speech about abortion. This study examines the arguments against abortion, and how online advocacy is much more than just scientific facts and religious values, but the usage of specific language, tone, and images to make a point.
Communication Undergraduate Honours Capstone Final Project.
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