Is Fear Making Us Better News Consumers?

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Americans are no longer taking everything they see on the internet at face value — and that’s a good thing for our democracy.
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White House “Chills” on Free Speech

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Most government employees have severe restrictions on their First Amendment rights. Some of these restrictions are justified. But there are plenty of examples of this censorship going too far.
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Across Global Elections, Social Media Spreads Political Propaganda and Disinformation

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These elections showcase the prominent role social media plays in the democratic process. It’s a crucial source of political information for voters — and a potential vehicle for misinformation.
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Sri Lanka Temporarily Blocks Social Media — Public Safety or Censorship?

Is the government taking a necessary step to ensure the safety of its people? Or is it a misguided act of censorship?
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Free Speech Makes Hypocrites of Us All

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While everybody loves the First Amendment in theory, nobody’s all that fond of it in practice.
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News — Can We Own It? Should We Be Able To?

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Information about the world around us is a right, a public good — and also a product.
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The Ripple Effects of the Government Shutdown — Why We Should be More Civil to our Civil Servants

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How’s our economy doing? Are the Trump tariffs actually working? Is it a good time to buy a house, start a business or invest in the stock market? No one knows.
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Misinformation, Hoaxes and Hyperpartisan News

We’re increasingly swapping the sort of stories that aren’t really meant to be read. This kind of content signals to others about where you stand.
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Midterm Misinformation Trends and the Most Shared News Stories on Social Media

The U.S. midterm elections were a test of whether we’ve learned anything about how to deal with the spread of misinformation.
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Free speech on college campuses is about education, not legislation

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Ken Paulson, president of the Freedom Forum Institute’s First Amendment Center, testified at a Congressional hearing on First Amendment rights on college campuses.
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