publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Constructing and enforcing "authentic" identity online: Facebook, real names, and non-normative identities

Oliver L. Haimson; Anna Lauren Hoffmann;
  • Published: 10 Jun 2016
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Libraries
Abstract
<jats:p>Despite the participatory and democratic promises of Web 2.0, many marginalized individuals with fluid or non-normative identities continue to struggle to represent themselves online. Facebook users, in particular, are told to use “authentic identities,” an idea reinforced throughout the site’s documentation, “real name” and other policies, and in public statements by company representatives. Facebook’s conception of authenticity and real names, however, has created problems for certain users, as demonstrated by the systematic deactivation of many accounts belonging to transgender and gender variant users, drag queens, Native Americans, abuse survivors, ...
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free text keywords: Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Networks and Communications, Law, Content analysis, Citizen journalism, Close reading, Documentation, Transgender, Normative, Enforcement, Social exclusion, Sociology, Public relations, business.industry, business
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Constructing and enforcing "authentic" identity online: Facebook, real names, and non-normative identities

Oliver L. Haimson; Anna Lauren Hoffmann;