The Two Internet Freedoms: Framing Victimhood for Political Gain

Benjamin W. Cramer


This article, via framing analysis and textual analysis, examines the rhetoric of U.S. officials and political commentators toward Internet usage in other countries versus Internet policy in the United States. The article will argue that Internet freedom has been defined differently based on who frames the discussion, and what the strategic and political implications might be. This in turn leads to different perceptions of who the victims are when Internet access is threatened.

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