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.
- Cellan-Jones, D. L., Rory. (2017, January 24). Massive networks of fake accounts found on Twitter. BBC News.
- Gray, M. (n.d.). How to Tell if a Twitter Account is Fake – 7 steps. (Is this a reliable site?)
Verifying twitter identity
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- Caulfield, M. A. (2017). Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers