The Importance of Genre Competence and Awareness

Genre competence increases information understanding: genre competence is useful to fight against web crimes, such as cyberstalking or cyberbullying or cyberterrorism (e.g. see the Dark Web project) by spotting genre anomalies in the content;

Genre competence helps implement democracy: some educational programs focus on teaching genre since the primary school because those who do not have genre competence become socially disadvantaged in the structure of power (see Genre Relations by Martin and Rose).

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