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Opinion: Media Literacy Helps Consumers Discern Fact from Fiction

Remember that old Eagles’ song about not being able to hide your lying eyes? If a songwriter wrote that one today, in the middle of the information war raging across the internet, those eyes that are lying may not be eyes at all. They may be part of a synthetically manufactured video, one that some

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Opinion: Press Freedom Is Democracy’s Canary in the Coal Mine

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. While there are different ways a democracy can practice vigilance — from citizens voting, to protesting injustices, to fostering civil society — press freedom may be the most integral. A free and vibrant media provides an entry point and platform for citizens to stay informed, engage in their

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: __ CLAIM: There is no coin shortage. Coins get recirculated, they don’t just disappear.

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