Twitter does not enforce a “real name” policy, so it is possible for a person to run multiple accounts. A twitter account could be a bot, parody account or fake account. In this section we review the basics of Twitter identity and complete a short activity to verify the identity of a Twitter account.

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Verifying twitter identity


Activity - Verify a twitter account

Complete the activity: Verify a twitter account[1].

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  1. Caulfield, M. A. (2017). Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers