Aside from being a librarian, I am also a professor of history at a community college in NY. As many of my students have discovered, historical studies are full of alternative facts and narratives, most of which are produced via secondary sources. I use instances of historical discrepancies as a learning opportunity for students to interpret the past and become better suited to vet the present. This is done through the study of primary sources. Through lectures, discourse and relatable examples, students begin to see the connection between primary sources and history, while also grasping the connection between present-day reporting and the primary sources of today. When such connection is made, students eagerly seek to vet information to discover the "root" of its creation. If a study is mentioned, that study is sought. If a quote is presented, its context is gathered. Historical study has benefited my students a great deal in understanding the past, as well as the present. Perhaps its just another reason the elevate the study of the social sciences...but I digress.