New article on Facebook and surveillance in The Journal of New Media and Culture

The Journal of New Media and Culture, Vol. 12 Issue 1, Special Issue Facebook Studies

Summer2021 Facebook, Paedophile Hunters, and Surveillance – Mediated Transnational Abuse by Jason Lee on NMEDIAC (ibiblio.org)

Facebook, Paedophile Hunters, and Surveillance – Mediated Transnational Abuse (Dowload PDF )

Jason Lee
De Montfort University

Abstract

Facebook and paedophile hunter groups in the UK, US, and India are examined. QAnon is studied and how Facebook has aided their strength. The notion of the hunt is explored in the UK and India where hoaxes are common. Financial incentives and dataveillance are analyzed. Theological paradigms are extrapolated in terms of cultural theory and capital with the recognition surveillance leads to pre-determination and the eradication of the human.

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