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points | 03.09.18

You Think You Want Media Literacy…Do You?

danah boyd

Read and/or watch Data & Society Founder and President danah boyd’s keynote talk at SXSW EDU 2018.

“I get that many progressive communities are panicked about conservative media, but we live in a polarized society and I worry about how people judge those they don’t understand or respect. It also seems to me that the narrow version of media literacy that I hear as the “solution” is supposed to magically solve our political divide. It won’t. More importantly, as I’m watching social media and news media get weaponized, I’m deeply concerned that the well-intended interventions I hear people propose will backfire, because I’m fairly certain that the crass versions of critical thinking already have.”

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