An Examination of the Debate Over the Regulation for Safe Internet Service in Turkey in the Print Media and Search Engines

Nurhan Kavakli


We live in an age that the sources citizens need for news and information are not limited to traditional media. Other than traditional media, internet and internet-based information and communication technologies offer citizens new alternatives in various forms. Internet search engines, which are one of these new technologies, play a significant role in the circulation of news and information regarding social debates, right along with any kind of news and information. However, this brings about the question how search engines role plays out in the reflection and conformation of social debates. To investigate this question, this paper examines how the public debate on the Procedures and Principles for Safe Internet Service that was taken place in 2011 and 2012 in Turkey, was structured and framed in search engines and the print press by using content analysis.


Search engine, Safe Internet, New Information and Communication Technologies, Internet Policy

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