Become familiar with a variety of website evaluation tips.
These tips should become second nature when you are surfing the internet and looking at websites.
Why should we check the bias of information on a webpage and/or website?
Bias is when a statement reflects a preference or prejudice for or against a person, object, or idea. It occurs when a writer or speaker utilizes a selection of facts, choice of words, and the quality and tone of description, to convey a particular feeling or attitude. Biased information tries to influence or change how you think.
Knowing how to identify & analyze biased information properly is a skill. You should expect bias on webpages that are designed to sell you something. In addition, webpages dedicated to controversial topics are likely to have a bias.
Questions to keep in mind as you seek indicators of bias:
If so, are those views presented objectively?
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