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Evaluating Sources: News, Fake News, Bias, and Conspiracies

Guide to understanding "scholarly sources" and evaluating academic quality.

Freedom of the Press


The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the freedom of the press in the United States.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."



Evaluating News Sources