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The Rhetoric of a Juggernaut: AOLTimeWarners Internet Policy Statement

Craig, Russell; Amernic, Joel

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This paper addresses an issue of public policy regarding the Internet. It is motivated by the belief that the Internet is in danger of being controlled by a few mega-corporations. We seek to understand the nature of such control by performing a textual analysis of the 'Internet Policy Statement' released by AOLTimeWarner in 2001. Our analysis reveals hidden assumptions, ideology and metaphor; highlights how rhetoric influences social expectations; and generally helps us make sense of the words...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/81141
Source: Prometheus
DOI: 10.1080/0810902032000194010

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