Hacking as a Metaphor: How #russianhacking Influenced Cybersecurity Discourse

  • Justin Flick California State University - Chico
Keywords: Metaphor Theory, Natural Language Processing, Sentiment Analysis, Social Media, Fear Appeals Model, George Lakoff, Cybersecurity, Rhetorical Analysis

Abstract

Grounded in George Lakoff’s theory of metaphor, “Hacking as a Metaphor” takes a holistic view of the use of the term  “hacking” in the American lexicon. Through both quantitative (sentiment analysis) and qualitative analysis, this paper argues that hacking has become a singular metaphor and examines the implications of its overuse. 

Published
2019-05-31
Section
Academic Articles