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How Christian media is shaping American politics

For Americans growing up between the 1950s and the 1980s, religion was not a regular presence on television. Aside from Sunday morning shows or...

Local media struggle to hold Sinclair accountable

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s stations are under renewed scrutiny following Deadspin’s release of a montage of anchors reading the same script about fake news. Since then, many of...

War on fake news could be won with the help of...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently acknowledged his company’s responsibility in helping create the enormous amount of fake news that plagued the 2016 election – after earlier denials....

Republican figures and clickbait websites have been promoting an anti-Islam fake...

A Media Matters study found that Facebook pages of some mainstream conservative media outlets, Republican media figures, and even apolitical clickbait sites are part of promotional...

UK academic says data firm helped Trump campaign spread fear

Researcher tells British parliament committee that presidential hopeful used info from Cambridge Analytica to effectively deploy 'false racist and Islamophobic comments' LONDON (AP) — A...

Our stupid brains love spreading lies all over the internet

A new study from MIT suggests "fake news" often trumps the truth. Think before you RT, my dude. DepositPhotos Social media allows us to...

How Do Young Journalists Get Their Training?

A few weeks ago, we asked ProPublica Illinois readers what they wanted to know about how we do our work and were inundated with...

Secret Life of Muslims: Hijabs Q&A

Muslim American women discuss common misconceptions about the hijab. This is from a series of short films called The Secret Life of Muslims, created...

Secret Life of Muslims: Layla Shaikley

Layla Shaikley shares how she created the now popular “Mipster” culture in the US. This is from a series of short films called @SecretlifeofMuslims,...

Secret Life of Muslims: Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad was the first hijabi fencer on the US Olympic team. This is from a series of short films called The Secret Life...

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