How do I cite a deleted tweet if I have a screenshot of the tweet? Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook. Use the information you captured in your screenshot to cite the tweet as it existed at the time the screenshot was taken. In your prose or in a note, you might mention that the tweet has since been deleted. Read more on citing social media posts such as Twitter threads and memes.