Education, and specifically digital literacy instruction, is imperative if the digital world is to play a positive role in our lives. But we cannot take on all of the burden of transforming the digital space into a force for good, can we? Whilst taking in the fast-changing posturing by social media platforms as the Covid-19 crisis unfolded and we started the countdown to the 2020 US presidential election, Dr Emma Pauncefort examines the challenges of content moderation and labels, both by man and machine. Plugging this debate into our digital literacy journey aims to underline just how judicious we need to be when we go online and again, how the need for individual responsibility and skill only grows in the face of technological advancement.
For further reading on this topic see: Emma Pauncefort, ‘Critical Literacy is at the Heart of an Answer’ in Media, Technology and Education in Post-Truth Society: From Fake News, Datafication and Mass Surveillance to the Death of Trust, ed. by Alex Grech (Emerald, forthcoming).
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