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HLS 280: Social Media Exercises

Dark Matter


What is Dr. Becky's full name?

How would you describe Dr. Becky's domain knowledge? (What kind of education and experience does she have?)

Do you think Dr. Becky is a good source of information on the topic of dark matter and astrophysics? Why or why not?


Medical Medium

Link (Instagram):

What is the Medical Medium's real name? 

Do you think the Medical Medium is a reliable source of health information? Why or why not?


United Nations Robot Press Conference

Link: or

What is the name of the source of this Instagram video?

Do you think this is a trustworthy source? Why or why not? What lateral reading strategy did you use?