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Social media sites, like Twitter, are filled with individuals and groups seeking to further their agendas. In order to navigate this sea of information, students need to be able to weigh the relative strengths and weaknesses of tweets as sources of information. This task assesses students’ ability to consider the source of a tweet and the information contained in it en route to describing what makes it both a useful and less useful source of information.
Parallel Assessment: Food Stamps
Crash Course Video #10: Social Media
In the final video of the series, John Green explains how social media algorithms generate content and teaches strategies for navigating information on social media responsibly.