Turkey: 90 per cent of LGBTQ+ people facing digital violence

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10/13/2023

New research has determined that 90 per cent of LGBTQ+ people in Turkey are regularly subjected to digital violence. The study, conducted by advocacy group KAOS GL, found that this digital violence, which typically starts with insults and swearing, quickly escalates to stalking, blackmail, harassment, deadnaming, doxing, and hate campaigns. Researchers, who surveyed  305 people and conducted an additional ten in-depth interviews, found that it’s particularly common for digital violence to move from a virtual environment to a physical one. While most digital violence perpetrators remain anonymous online, those whose identities are known are almost always a member of the victim’s social circle, such as a family member, friend, or partner, the survey found.

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