The Politics of Search: A Decade Retrospective

  title={The Politics of Search: A Decade Retrospective},
  author={Laura A. Granka},
  journal={The Information Society},
  pages={364 - 374}
In “Shaping the Web: Why the Politics of Search Engines Matters,” Introna and Nissenbaum (2000) introduced scholars to the political, as well as technical, issues central to the development of online search engines. Since that time, scholars have critically evaluated the role that search engines play in structuring the scope of online information access for the rest of society, with an emphasis on the implications for a democratic and diverse Web. This article describes the thought behind… Expand
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