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Fake News & Media Bias: How to Evaluate the News

 

Media Bias

Bias is nearly inescapable in today's news media. Our prevalent use of social media only heightens its effect. While bias is the presence of a prejudice, opinion, or distorted view of objective reality that can lead journalists to manipulate the way they present factual information, it should not be confused with explicitly fake news, which intentionally includes lies that are not objectively true at all. According to some, the press may be better served by acknowledging and managing bias rather than trying to completely eliminate it.

Criteria for Evaluation

Recognize Logical Fallacies