New media, digital literacty and the mechanics of trust

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Description

The highly networked nature of our informational ecosystem facilitates the mass transmission of false information and nurtures and exploits digital ignorance on a mass scale. While many of us embraced the internet for its democratising and civic potential in the 1990s, we are now realising and confronting the consequences that new media has for collective and individual epistemic practices in the lives of everyday users of technology.

Period25 Jan 2020

Media contributions

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Media contributions

Keywords

  • digital literacy
  • truth
  • trust
  • ignorance