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Can Ranked Choice Voting Improve U.S. Politics?

Ranked choice voting (RCV) has been a much touted remedy for some of the ailments of American democracy. Broadly speaking, RCV is supposed to help more closely align candidates, and eventual...
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Unpacking Media Coverage of the Covid-19 Lab Leak Theories

A year ago, the idea that SARS-CoV-2 emerged from a Chinese laboratory was regarded widely with suspicion, disbelief, and, at times, dismissal. Now, the possibility is treated as far more...
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The Echo Chamber Effect: Social Media’s Role in Political Bias

This is a guest post by Marielle DeVos from the Institute for Youth in Policy. The original version can be found here. 
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Why is Critical Race Theory so divisive?

In the first six months of 2021, 16 states in the U.S. have considered bills restricting critical race theory (CRT) from being taught in public institutions, and several have signed them into law....
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The Many Questions of Reparations

To mark 100 years since the Tulsa Massacre, President Biden recently visited Tulsa and decried the day’s tragic events. Beginning on May 31, 1921, groups of white men, reacting to a claim that a...
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Which News Sources Are the Most Objective?

To be objective means to “not be influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.” From Covid-19 to the Capitol Riot, Americans need objective, fact-based...
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Afghanistan

The Best Articles on the War in Afghanistan in 2021

To find the best news on trending topics in 2021, The Factual is conducting a series of studies using its AI-powered algorithm for rating the credibility of news articles and analysis. The Factual...
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Afghanistan

The Best Journalists on the War in Afghanistan

To help readers get access to the best news, The Factual is using its AI-powered algorithm to collect data on the biggest news topics of 2021. This week we are focusing on Afghanistan and the...
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21 min read
Research - Jul 7, 2021

Unpacking Media Coverage of the Covid-19 Lab Leak Theories

A year ago, the idea that SARS-CoV-2 emerged from a Chinese laboratory was regarded widely with suspicion, disbelief, and, at times, dismissal. Now, the possibility is treated as far more plausible, with recent statements from
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7 min read

The Echo Chamber Effect: Social Media’s Role in Political Bias

This is a guest post by Marielle DeVos from the Institute for Youth in Policy. The original version can be found here. 
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15 min read
Research - Jun 12, 2021

Why is Critical Race Theory so divisive?

In the first six months of 2021, 16 states in the U.S. have considered bills restricting critical race theory (CRT) from being taught in public institutions, and several have signed them into law. Against the backdrop of...
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11 min read
Research - Jun 8, 2021

The Many Questions of Reparations

To mark 100 years since the Tulsa Massacre, President Biden recently visited Tulsa and decried the day’s tragic events. Beginning on May 31, 1921, groups of white men, reacting to a claim that a Black man attacked a white...
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18 min read
Research - May 26, 2021

Which News Sources Are the Most Objective?

To be objective means to “not be influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.” From Covid-19 to the Capitol Riot, Americans need objective, fact-based journalism as much as ever to provide...
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7 min read
Afghanistan - May 12, 2021

The Best Articles on the War in Afghanistan in 2021

To find the best news on trending topics in 2021, The Factual is conducting a series of studies using its AI-powered algorithm for rating the credibility of news articles and analysis. The Factual Grade — our measurement of an...
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6 min read
Afghanistan - May 12, 2021

The Best Journalists on the War in Afghanistan

To help readers get access to the best news, The Factual is using its AI-powered algorithm to collect data on the biggest news topics of 2021. This week we are focusing on Afghanistan and the impending U.S. withdrawal of...
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9 min read
Research - May 12, 2021

The Best News Sources on the War in Afghanistan

The Factual is using its AI-powered algorithm to identify the best news and analysis on key topics in 2021. This week, we’ve built a dataset of 3,286 articles about Afghanistan from over 240 major news sources and...
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5 min read

The Best News Articles on U.S. Immigration in 2021

On a topic like immigration, there can be hundreds of articles published each day from scores of new sources outlets. How do you find the most informative and factual ones? How can one even quantify what is the most...
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