Verifying Identity on Twitter

Difficulty: 1 (of 5)
Skills: Identity verification.
Move(s): Go upstream to the source.

President Trump made some comments on January 2nd, 2018 about the leader of North Korea:

The next day, another account, which claims to represent KFC’s Irish & British branch, made what appeared to be a mocking reference to the tweet:


  • Is the second tweet really from KFC UK and Ireland?
  • How do you know?

To answer this you could read news coverage and see if this story is covered or look at Snopes to see if it has been debunked. But for this activity, try to answer the question just by looking at the Twitter account.

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Verifying Twitter Identity


KFC Sign photograph CC-BY by Mike Mozart