How the internet became straight | Curio

How the internet became straight

20 mins | Apr 21, 2022

How is a new set of content moderation masking people's sexuality? LGBTQIA+ content is being forced into increasingly narrow channels. Zoë Kopp-Weber interviews Alexander Monea, the author of "The Digital Closet.” They discuss the cultural, technological, and political conditions that put LGBTQ+ content into the closet. He also reveals the core argument of his book ‘that the silencing of sexual speech online is foundational in weaponising and furthering the agenda of far-right extremism, systemic racism, misogyny, and the erasure of queer culture.’

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