Navigating a Varied Landscape: Literacy and Credibility of Networked Information

Jacob W Craig

Abstract


Drawing on two accounts of information literacy, one from American students and another from teenaged Macedonian fake news makers, I argue that developing an information literacy reflective of the monetized and hierarchical nature of networks is paramount to writing and research. Focusing on the relationship between technological discourse—what is said about technology—and literacy—what people do with technology, I argue that recognizing the influence of corporations and differences between print and digital media are paramount for the development of information literacy.


Keywords


digital networks; Googlization; information literacy; digital literacy; technological discourse; digital democracy

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