The Dark Side of the Online Self: A Pragmatist Critique of the Growing Plague of Revenge Porn

  title={The Dark Side of the Online Self: A Pragmatist Critique of the Growing Plague of Revenge Porn},
  author={Scott R. Stroud},
  journal={Journal of Mass Media Ethics},
  pages={168 - 183}
This study seeks to understand and critique the growing online trend of “revenge porn,” or the intentional embarrassment of identifiable individuals through the posting of nude images online. This posting of intimate pictures, often done out of motives of revenge for perceived relational scorn, is enhanced by the varying levels of online anonymity. Using the theoretical framework of John Dewey's pragmatism, this study both analyzes this understudied but complex new problem precipitated by the… Expand
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