Special Issue Article

Public Shaming and Attacks on Social Media: The Case of White Evangelical Christians


Abstract

In this article, we compare public shaming with attacks on social media by looking at how these tactics have been used regarding White Evangelical Christians in the United States within the current political climate. We first examine public shaming historically and then in its current form on social media. Then, we differentiate shaming from attacks and argue that this distinction is vital for understanding the goals and motives of online use of these tactics. By making this comparison, we can identify the motives and goals of using these types of posts. We conclude with considerations and recommendations about conflict on social media.

Keywords: conflict management, Evangelical Christians, public attacks, public shaming, Twitter, social media

How to Cite:

Cai D. & Tolan C., (2020) “Public Shaming and Attacks on Social Media: The Case of White Evangelical Christians”, Negotiation and Conflict Management Research 13(3). p.231-243. doi: https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.34891/xm3t-2j78

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Published on
20 Jul 2020
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