Non-binary TikTokers in Latin America: Sharing Debates and Circumventing Censorship

Supporting a Safer Internet Paper No. 3

November 23, 2021

This paper presents the findings of a research project carried out focusing on the #nonbinary community on TikTok in Latin America. The project was interested in exploring how gender violence and censorship impact their content in this space. A semantic analysis of their posts seeks to establish some topics that appear to be the main issues for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and other sexualities on this platform. The findings suggest that they use the platform in different ways to avoid censorship and reinforce the search for freedom of expression online. On November 25, 2021, join CIGI for a virtual discussion, Gender-Based Censorship: The Silencing of Voices in Digital Spaces, moderated by Suzie Dunn and featuring the paper’s author, Florencia Goldsman.

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Supporting a Safer Internet

Supporting a Safer Internet: Global Survey of Gender-Based Violence Online is a two-year research project, in partnership with the International Development Research Centre and Ipsos. This project explores the prevalence of online gender-based violence experienced by women and LGBTQ+ individuals in the Global South.

About the Author

Florencia Goldsman is a feminist journalist with a master’s degree in communication, gender and cyberculture from Universidade Federal da Bahia.