How to Cite a Tweet in MLA

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Last name, First name [Username]. “Tweet Message.” Twitter, date posted, URL.

Note: When the account name and username are similar, the username can be excluded from the citation. For example, if the account’s username was @FirstNameLastName or @OrganizationName.

Example mla tweet citation
Works cited example:

Timberlake, Justin [@jtimberlake]. “USA! USA!!!” Twitter, 16 June 2014,

In-text citation example:




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