While ClydeThompson claims digital technologies are dramatically improving youth literacy, Boyd (“Literacy: Are Today’s Youth Digital Natives?”) is more skeptical. She claims most young people lack critical digital literacy skills and she challenges influential definitions of digital literacy. In addition, recent debates over “fake news” have raised new questions about digital literacy and students’ ability to evaluate online sources. This has given rise to arguments that extend and complicate both Boyd and Thompson. For this paper you will select two (or three) outside texts that connect with Boyd’s. (You may wish to consider Wineburg and McGrew’s, “Why Students Can’t Google Their Way to Truth,” and Stockwell’s, “How Your Fear and Outrage are Being Sold for Profit.”) Your paper will evaluate the relative persuasiveness of these texts and draw connections between them. Your paper should do the following: 1.Describe Boyd’s rhetorical project and overall argument, make sure you locate, frame, analyze, and evaluate her most important claims. 2.Select outside texts that connect with Boyd. Draw connections between these secondary texts and relate them to Boyd’s material; make sure to identify the range of concerns, assumptions, appeals, and evidence presented. 3.Evaluate how persuasive each of the texts are, and identify the intended audience.