This ain’t the fringes

Social media went from this ‘thing’ that could ‘influence’ political campaigns to the frontline battlefield of geopolitics. And now we suddenly realize that the discourses of our democracies and republics are mediated and hosted by private corporations. Digital literacy is democratic literacy. The two are not distinct.

Cite the Source

Last March I heard the president of a non-profit organization declare that state planning for jail construction is based on the literacy drop-out rate of third grade students. The presenter’s point was that illiteracy and criminal activity are compellingly interrelated,1 but I was curious to learn how elementary literacy rates are actually calculated in prison …