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How do you cite Facebook?

This page reflects guidance from the sixth edition of the Publication Manual.

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Some examples for citing social media can be found in the APA Style Guide to Electronic References, Sixth Edition, and on the APA Style Blog. In particular, this post has examples of citing Facebook status updates. For information about other social media cites, see the Social Media section of the APA Style Blog.

Last updated: August 2020Date created: January 2010