Title: Honour, hate and violence in social media: insights from India

Authors: Naganna Chetty; Sreejith Alathur

Addresses: National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Mangalore – 575025, India ' National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Mangalore – 575025, India

Abstract: Honour-based hate content is predominantly generated from family hate content and may affect humanity. In the Indian context, analysis of multiple resources such as literature, reported articles and social media sites pertinent to honour-based hate content is less. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to identify and understand the influencing factors and emotions of honour-based hate content. A review of literature, news articles on honour killing and the analysis of Twitter content are made to attain the purpose. In India, factor like marrying a person against family members' ideologies is observed as dominating among other factors of honour-based hate content. It has been also observed that emotions such as anger, fear, disgust and sadness are used to express hate. Possible impacts of honour-based hate content on family and society are discussed. The analysis of emotions about honour and hate content increases novelty of the article.

Keywords: honour; shame; hate content; violence; Twitter; social media; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWBC.2019.103189

International Journal of Web Based Communities, 2019 Vol.15 No.4, pp.315 - 326

Received: 31 Jan 2019
Accepted: 25 Apr 2019

Published online: 10 Oct 2019 *

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