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NewsLit Tip

Don’t take the First Amendment for granted.

The five rights and freedoms protected by the First Amendment are vital to American democracy, but can you name them all? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of First Amendment rights.

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Alexa Volland, Senior Manager of Multimedia Content at the News Literacy Project, with the U.S. Constitution in the background and the First Amendment’s five rights and freedoms in text bubbles that say speech, press, religion, petition and assemble.
This week on RumorGuard

No, a viral video spreading online does not show a recent security fence around the U.S. Supreme Court building — it’s an out-of-context video that’s actually from two years ago. Check out more of the latest debunked rumors on NLP’s RumorGuard®!

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