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Social media is designed to allow users to freely post claims and evidence. Though this can make social media a powerful source of information, it also means that we must learn to verify sources, arguments, and evidence that are presented before we decide they are trustworthy. Different posts may require different approaches to verification, and the more flexible we are in deploying these strategies the less likely we are to be deceived by a misleading post.
This lesson will help students develop and practice methods for verifying sources, arguments, and evidence presented on social media.
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.