First Amendment Center

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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Freedom Forum Institute’s Special Coverage of the 2018 Midterms

RSF, Reporters Without Borders, Vote

In partnership with Our.News, the First Amendment Center releases new resources that empower online news consumers.
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We Hate “False News” Even More Than We Hate “Hate” On Social Media

Gene Policinski, headshot

The 2018 State of the First Amendment survey found that the more we know about our First Amendment freedoms, the less likely we are to agree with placing limits on those freedoms.
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First Amendment Earns a C+ on Winter 2018 Report Card

First Amendment

An antagonistic presidential administration caused the press freedom “grade” to suffer, while freedoms of speech and assembly saw slight improvement.
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Exhibit Celebrating First Amendment Advocate John Seigenthaler to be Unveiled at Nashville’s Seigenthaler Center

John Seigenthaler

On the same day the Center will also debut an exhibit featuring the work of NPR photographer David Gilkey, who was killed in 2016 on assignment in Afghanistan.
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