In-Class Assignment: Verification Exercise

Worth 1 Participation point

Get a partner. Work on each of these together. You should discuss your answers.

Using the techniques and tools discussed in class, try to verify the information below.

Then for each answer:

a. Would you (the journalist) feel confident retweeting or sharing the information?
b. Why or why not?
c. Provide a link or source to support your answer.

1.Hamilton cast changed the lyrics to ‘America the Beautiful’ at Super Bowl performance

2.Lady Gaga Super Bowl Half-time Show the “Most Tweeted Event Ever”



3.Photo of soldiers standing guard during Hurricane Sandy at Tomb of Unknown Solider, Arlington VA


4. Photo of a giant beach ball rolling down the streets of London during a storm



5. Video of shark in streets of New York City during Hurricane Sandy

6. Syrian refugees are arriving in New Orleans, LA. 


7. PA approves use of semi-automatic weapons for hunting



8. Congress voted to ease restrictions on gun ownership for people with mental illness


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