Commentary on Hacking and Online Activism Post 9-11

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 8, 2005

The media’s portrayal of hacking, hackers, and hacktivism before and after September 11, by Sandor Vegh: “This paper provides a thorough analysis of the mainstream media representation of hackers, hacking, hacktivism, and cyberterrorism. The intensified U.S. debate on the security of cyberspace after September 11, 2001, has negatively influenced the movement of online political activism, which is now forced to defend itself against being labeled by the authorities as a form of cyberterrorism. However, these socially or politically progressive activities often remain unknown to the public, or if reported, they are presented in a negative light in the mass media.”

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