I have tried to ground foundations of a critical theory of the Internet in my book Internet and society: Social theory in the information age (Fuchs 2008). Critical Internet studies elaborates theories and conducts empirical research that aim at uncovering the structures of domination into which the Internet and Internet usage are embedded and it tries to show ways of how the Internet can support liberation from oppression. Critical Internet studies forms a subfield of the emerging transdisciplinary field ICTs and Society. Mark Andrejevic (2009) terms this subfield critical media studies 2.0, Paul A. Taylor (2009) speaks of critical theory 2.0.