Battle of the Hashtags: #BlackLivesMatter or #DefundThePolice?

What a difference a hashtag makes. When Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had the phrase “Black Lives Matter” painted in immense letters on a city street directly adjacent to White House last week, she drew a stark line between President Trump and the protestors who had populated that...
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Media Bias Alert: Were London Protests and Riots “Largely Peaceful”?

After protests and riots erupted in London over the weekend, seemingly inspired by similar gatherings in the U.S. over alleged racism in policing , some Twitter users pointed out apparent media bias in a BBC headline. “27 police officers injured during largely peaceful anti-racism...
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Story of the Week: George Floyd's Death in Police Custody Sparks Protests, Riots

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. George Floyd's death after a police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes last week has sparked massive civil unrest and outcry against police brutality, racism and criminal justice failures. The...
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Story of the Week: Twitter and Trump Clash After Company Adds Warning Tag to His Tweets

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. President Donald Trump and Twitter are feuding over the president's tweets and the social media platform's vetting of them. The president plans to sign an executive order Thursday aimed at reducing liability...
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Story of the Week: Economic Concerns Loom As Reopenings Begin

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. The need for economic activity is clashing with public safety concerns as the United States gradually moves to reopen safely amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Debates over the need for social distancing and...
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Is AllSides Spreading Misinformation by Covering ‘Plandemic’?

Over the weekend, a clip from a documentary titled “Plandemic” went viral , prompting censorship from YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo, and an onslaught of media coverage that roundly condemned the video as containing misinformation, falsehoods, and conspiracy theories. The clip is still...
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Support our COVID-19 Response. Become a Sustaining Member of AllSides.

The need for AllSides has become even clearer amid the COVID-19 crisis. Misleading reports, biased media coverage, and conflicting opinions are contributing to confusion during a time when clarity is needed. This is a time to support each other and our communities, yet the old partisan...
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Story of the Week: US Coronavirus Cases Top 1 Million; Pressure to Ease Restrictions Mounts

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. More than 1 million people in the United States have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, as the testing capacity and race to create a vaccine become the national focus. Meanwhile, political disputes are...
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Fake News Alert: Fact-checking What Trump Actually Said About Disinfectant

During the White House coronavirus press briefing on April 23, President Donald Trump set off a firestorm of mudslinging and misinformation when he inquired about possibly using disinfectant to treat people with COVID-19. Fact checkers were all over the place after Trump made the comments...
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