Media has served as a platform for individuals and groups to express themselves and represent their identities. Such practices have consistently been regulated throughout time; governments and intermediaries have engaged in acts of censorship to prohibit content deemed controversial. Whether for legal and moral purposes (e.g., governmental censorship) or for economic and publicity purposes by a private entity (e.g., censorship by proxy), media has continually been vetted and judged. This has resulted in the intentional and unintentional censorship of gay content. In contrast to previous exploratory research that investigated psychological variables that contribute to the support of gay content censorship on television and on YouTube, the present research investigated psychological variables that may contribute to the support of gay content censorship on social media. Right-wing authoritarianism, homonegativity, and the moral foundation of purity/sanctity were consistent predictors of gay content censorship support on social media.
|Advisor:||Wilkinson, Wayne W.|
|Commitee:||Curtis, Jessica M., Biondolillo, Kris D.|
|School:||Arkansas State University|
|Department:||Psychology and Counseling|
|School Location:||United States -- Arkansas|
|Source:||MAI 81/2(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Psychology, LGBTQ studies, Mass communications|
|Keywords:||Authoritrianism, Censorship, Homonegativity, LGBTQ+, Moral foundations, Social media|
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