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Segev, Elad. 2019. Volume and control: the transition from information to power. Journal of multicultural discourses 14 (3) : 240–257.
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Drawing on the political economy of communication, sociology and information science literature, this article introduces an analytical framework to grasp the mechanisms through which information is turned into power. Volume is defined as the informational resources. Control is described via two competing and complementary mechanisms: popularization and personalization. This framework is then applied to demonstrate Google’s monopoly of knowledge, its PageRank algorithm.