Scholars team up to dispel 400-year-old 'fake news'
BOSTON - Fake news, quadricentennial edition: America's early settlers were all pious. The native people were savages. Freedom and liberty were available to all from Day One.
As the U.S. gears up to mark the 400th anniversary of its roots as a nation, leading scholars from around the globe are teaming up to dispel myths and challenge long-held assumptions about how the country was settled.
Their group, New England Beginnings, is using phone apps and searchable online archives to help set the record straight about the early 1600s - and fill in some important knowledge gaps.