Critical Thinking About Digital Media: Twitter Culture: On the Trustworthiness of Tweets, 1st Edition

  • Carolyn DeCarlo
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1978504608
  • ISBN-13: 9781978504608
  • DDC: 177
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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As the use of social media has become more pervasive across all segments of the population, social media platforms have become the primary way many of us get our information, not only about our family and friends but about worldwide news and events. How reliable is this information? How much faith can we place in it? How can we know what to trust? In this book, readers will look at the origins of Twitter and its development as a news source, as well as its darker turn as a source of misinformation and propaganda. This essential book includes a glossary of useful terms and a list of helpful references.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Waking up with Twitter.
2: Twitter Journalism.
3: Viral Lies.
4: What Comes Next?.
5: Speaking Twitterese.
6: The World in Your Pocket.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.