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How to Fact Check a Tweet in 20 Minutes or Less!

Protect your name, brand, or company reputation by quickly verifying a tweet before hitting retweet!

Retweeting unverified information can cause havoc to the reputation of your own name or that of your brand, company, or media outlet!

WHAT: This course will make it easy for anyone to perform a quick fact check on any tweet that surfaces on Twitter. I will first explain the two basic questions to ask about any tweet that shows up in your Twitter feed. Then, I will give a run-down on a few simple tools and procedures to verify both the source and the content of a tweet.

WHO: This course is for anyone who is concerned about the accuracy of the tweets that they create, read, or retweet.

WHEN and HOW: Complete this course at your own pace. Do expect a couple of homework assignments however!

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Your Instructor

Megan Cossey
Megan Cossey

I am a former multimedia journalist (New York Times, NPR, IHT), fact checker (Forbes Asia), and communications specialist for the UN and the World Bank. I love clean, elegant writing that tells a good story and I love teaching others how to do it for themselves. I am also a firm proponent of fact checking and hope to convince my students that we are all responsible for the authority and veracity of our content, whether we are journalists, bloggers, business owners, or activists. www.megancossey.com

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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