Twitter and Lies: How They Snowball
In this media literacy activity students analyze an excerpt from a research study published in a scientific journal and a news article about the study in an online magazine for messages about the spread of lies on Twitter and the differences in writing for different target audiences.
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Relevant Subject Area(s)Psychology, Journalism, Consumer Education, Sociology, General Media Literacy, Library/Information Literacy
Grade Level(s)High School, College
Media Type(s)Informational Text, Magazine, Social Media
View StandardsResource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading For Science and Technical Subjects (RST), Reading: Informational text (RI)