Rahmawati Rahmawati, Gustianingsih Gustianingsih, Deliana Deliana, Tengku Syarfina


Verbal violence is violence that involves emotion. Verbal violence, for example, when someone uses their words to attack, dominate, ridicule, manipulate, and humiliate other people and affect the mental health of that person. This type of research was conducted using a qualitative descriptive approach. The research sample was taken by purposive sampling technique based on certain considerations according to the research objectives. The data used in this research is in the form of expressions of verbal violence committed by the public/netizens in written form. The data collection techniques are data reduction, data presentation, and drawing conclusions. The results of this study found several forms of verbal violence in various situations, according to Tower's theory (2005) five forms of verbal violence were found, namely yelling, swearing, giving negative nicknames or labeling, isolating or embarrassing, and belittling abilities. The form of verbal violence on TikTok shows that the public or netizens have not been able to behave politely in language, due to the lack of awareness of social media users in ethics when responding to information contained on TikTok social media. The cause of the occurrence of verbal violence, due to a sense of emotion, dislike, and anger.


Verbal Violence; Social Media; TikTok

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