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Point of View

Objective adj. not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.

No matter how information is communicated, it's done so from somebody's point of view.

Because no information resource can simultaneously present every possible viewpoint with 100% objectivity, bias is inevitable.

Certainly, some sources have a stronger slant than others do. Nevertheless, if you look closely enough, you can identify biases in even the most objective-seeming sources (including this one). When evaluating information, take into account possible biases from the author or source.

Bias is not always bad, but it is our job to recognize and consider the bias when evaluating information.


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