Tools for verifying the validity of social media content

iphone-4-closeupHow do your students fact check a claim on social media? Or do they even bother? Shockingly, we can’t always believe what we see or hear on social media. Journalist’s Resource to the rescue! Their Tools for verifying and assessing the validity of social media and user-generated content is a list full of sources for students to make sure that what they are seeing or reading about on social media is true. The list isn’t just reference type materials. The social media landscape demands tools that go beyond facts. For example, the image tool list allows students to analyze images to see if they are real or modified. There are even tools for research and case studies that can be discussed in class or used for instruction.

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