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Spotlight on BiasBias is described as:
“prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.”
Sometimes it is easy to determine if a particular website is biased especially around a controversial issue, other times it can be extremely difficult to determine a site’s bias. It is especially difficult to determine bias when an author does not state their credentials when posting an article on a website or a blog or when reviewing a site that uses a name that doesn’t give away its purpose.
Here are some tips for determining bias:
What is the Purpose of the Site?
Look for tips in graphics and text. Web pages may be...Commercial-(.com) Personal-("tilde" - ~jdoe/birdcarel.htm), Educational-(.edu), Government -(.gov), Persuasive-(.org), Entertaining-(.net),
...or a Hoax!!
Hoaxes present a major challenge for evaluating information found on the Web. To verify the authenticity of the site, you may have to drill down through several layers to find "About" or "Contact Us". Some could give misinformation to the unaware reader.
Are the authors up-front about their purpose and content?
Is there a way to contact the authors?
Do the authors give credit for information used?
Is there a reference list?