Pacilli, M. G., & Mannarini, T.
Are women welcome on Facebook? A study of Facebook profiles of Italian female and male public figures
Social networking websites have become an important channel of communication for millions of people in the last decade. Despite offering several opportunities, they also provide a platform for hostile communication. While women report being targets of online aggressiveness, research on whether they actually are targeted more than men is scant. In the present study, we found that Facebook profiles of Italian female (vs. male) public figures were targeted by responses characterized by a more hostile language.
Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 2019, Vol. 26, pp. 199-207, DOI: 10.4473/TPM26.2.2