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Twitter has become a powerful source of information about breaking news. Surveys show that young people increasingly rely on it for news about events as they unfold in real time. But it’s not always easy to distinguish a tweet that’s based on a legitimate source from one that relies on hearsay. This assessment taps a student’s ability to assess the trustworthiness of different kinds of tweets.
Crash Course Video #4: Who Can You Trust?
In this video, John Green dives deeper into lateral reading, discussing how to evaluate the authority and perspective of online sources.