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MLA 8/9 Citation Guide: Social Media

Social Media

Since the type of and purpose for posting on social media platforms varies widely, providing the necessary information in your citation can be challenging.  For a detailed explanation and more examples, go to the MLA Study Guide on Citing Material on Social Media Platforms.


@POTUS. “¿Que bolá Cuba? Just touched down here, looking forward to meeting and hearing directly from the Cuban people.” Twitter, 20 Mar. 2016, 1:22 p.m.,


World Wildlife Fund. "Five Things to Know on Shark Awareness Day." Facebook, 14 July 2020,

Instagram (photograph)

Thomas, Angie. Photo of burned copy of The Hate U GiveInstagram, 4 Dec. 2018,
For more Instagram examples, go to the MLA Style Center.


Keys, Alicia. “Videos.” TikTok, 2020,