The role of innovation and wealth in the net neutrality debate: A content analysis of human values in congressional and FCC hearings

An Shou Cheng, Kenneth R. Fleischmann, Ping Wang, Emi Ishita, Douglas W. Oard

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Net neutrality is the focus of an important policy debate that is tied to technological innovation, economic development, and information access. We examine the role of human values in shaping the Net neutrality debate through a content analysis of testimonies from U.S. Senate and FCC hearings on Net neutrality. The analysis is based on a coding scheme that we developed based on a pilot study in which we used the Schwartz Value Inventory. We find that the policy debate surrounding Net neutrality revolves primarily around differences in the frequency of expression of the values of innovation and wealth, such that the proponents of Net neutrality more frequently invoke innovation, while the opponents of Net neutrality more frequently invoke wealth in their prepared testimonies. The paper provides a novel approach for examining the Net neutrality debate and sheds light on the connection between information policy and research on human values.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)1360-1373
ページ数14
ジャーナルJournal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
63
7
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 7 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence

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