Yes, let’s aim higher.

I think the first step is for people to understand the political economy driving the development of these platforms. Digital literacy isn’t just the ability to use the tools; it’s the ability to understand what the tools are designed to do, who they serve, the behaviors they encourage, and the value they extract. Knowing how to code doesn’t necessarily guarantee that person will understand the impact of that code in the larger system.

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