Media freedom is important. Here’s what you can do.

Journalists are threatened worldwide more than ever before, yet a free press is key to a healthy, equitable society.
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3 cases that show what free speech means

These U.S. Supreme Court cases — about inciting crime, printing falsehoods and using obscenity — put Americans' belief in free speech to the test.

They abandoned their wheelchairs and crawled up the Capitol steps

The "Capitol Crawl" protest for disability rights on March 12, 1990, might have been the single most important catalyst for the passage of the...
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How to spot disinformation [video]

Disinformation circulates in a variety of ways online and is often difficult to detect. Watch this video to learn more about the history of disinformation, its effects and ways to spot it.
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How do you know if what you’re seeing online is true?

How can you see past hoaxes? Learn how you can confirm photos and video footage, and fact-check what you see online.
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China’s woman shortage creates an international problem

China's ratio of marriage-age men to women stands at almost 3 to 1, bidding up bride prices and fueling prostitution in neighboring countries.
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Understanding America’s Electoral College [infographic]

America’s Electoral College system is difficult to explain, but it has successfully enabled the election of presidents since the country’s founding.
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What does it mean for a right to be inalienable?

Some rights are given by governments, but the most important ones, inalienable rights such as religious freedom, are the rights every human is born with.
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Why protect offensive speech?

The U.S. Constitution's First Amendment includes the right to say unpopular things and "hate speech," and it gives that right to everybody.