Facebook's Role in Spreading Electronic Harassment in Jordan

Othman Mansour Al-Tahat


The study aimed to identify the degree of exposure of students in the Faculty of Mass Communication at Zarqa University to Facebook and its role in the spread of the phenomenon of electronic harassment. This study is classified as descriptive research, and the study relied on the media audience survey method. A questionnaire was used as a data collection tool to achieve the objectives of the study. The students of the Faculty of Mass Communication at the University of Zarqa, Jordan, are exposed to Facebook to a high degree, with an arithmetic average of 2.42, and the study showed that women are one of the most prominent groups exposed to harassment through Facebook from the point of view of the study sample, with an average of 3.76. The study revealed that the most prominent form of harassment is (threat and blackmail), which came in first place with an arithmetic average of 4.44, and the study showed that the most prominent goal of harassment is (sexual desires), where the arithmetic average of it reached 432.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/smc.v11i3.5978


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