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Kansas Professor Dispels 'Alternative Facts' In New Course

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Determining true information from falsehood was an issue throughout President Trump's term in office.

Hearing Kellyanne Conway utter the now famous phrase 'alternative facts' pushed an Emporia State professor to create a course for determining truth from fiction.

In defending a higher crowd number at Donald Trump's inauguration, Conway laid the foundation that kicked off four years of the president disparaging mainstream media as "fake news." Prof. Erika Martin is teaching her students the work it takes to get truthful information.

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