Millions of Google Searches For Sexual Harassment, Assault Since #MeToo


Millions of Google Searches For Sexual Harassment, Assault Since #MeToo

JAMA Internal Medicine

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11 A.M. (ET), FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2018

Media advisory: To contact study author John W. Ayers, Ph.D., M.A., email ayers.john.w@gmail.com. The full study is available on the For The Media website.

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Bottom Line: An estimated 40 to 54 million Google searches for sexual harassment and assault were recorded in the United States in the eight months after public accusations against film producer Harvey Weinstein and the ensuing #MeToo movement. Searches related to reporting and preventing such actions also were up based on the results of a study that monitored and analyzed search activity.

Authors: John W. Ayers, Ph.D., M.A., of the University of California, San Diego, and coauthors

 

To Learn More: The full study is available on the For The Media website.

(doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5094)

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