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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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Resource Details


Relevant Subject Area(s)

General Media And Information Literacy, Psychology, Journalism, Consumer Education, Sociology

Grade Level(s)

High School, College/adult

Media Type(s)

Informational Text, Magazine Article, Tweet

Author(s)

Sox Sperry

View Standards

Resource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading For Science and Technical Subjects (RST), Reading: Informational text (RI)