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Information you need - Social Media

To write a citation for social media you will need the following pieces of information:

(Author, Date)
(News from Science, 2019)
Author's last name, First initial. (Year of publication, Month Day). Title of post [Format]. Platform. URL
News From Science. (2019, June 21). Are you a fan of astronomy? Enjoy reading about what scientists have discovered in our solar system—and beyond? This [Image attached] [Status update]. Facebook.


National Park Service. (n.d.). Home [Facebook page]. Facebook. Retrieved January 12, 2020, from

Note: A retrieval date is added to this example. It is a page, which is expected to change over time and is not archived. The first example will not change; it reflects a moment in time.

See APA Style Blog: How to Cite Social Media in APA Style (Twitter, Facebook, and Google+)