Why do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories? What the Leading Research Says

From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. The coronavirus pandemic led to the emergence of conspiracy theories about the origins and nature of the new virus. In part reflecting intense political polarization in the United States, conspiracy groups like QAnon have risen...
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The History of American Media Bias, Pt. 3: The 1900s-1950s

Click here for Part 1 of this series: The Press in Colonial America and Creation of the 1st Amendment and Part 2: The 1800s . Today, we hold journalists and media outlets accountable to journalistic code of ethics and a set of standards, which include truth, transparency, and objectivity...
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Media Bias 101: The Difference Between News, Analysis, and Opinion

Many media outlets do not properly label content. You can be easily deceived by media bias when you think you’re reading news, but are actually reading someone’s opinion or analysis. These guides can help you learn how to spot the difference. News: What happened. Analysis: What happened...
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How AllSides Labels Content: News, Opinion, Analysis, Fact Check

Updated 09/27/2020 Today, the lines between news, opinions and other forms of written content are increasingly blurred within the media. A recent study from the American Press Institute says 32% of news readers struggle to differentiate between hard news and opinionated commentary. Using...
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A "Center" Media Bias Rating Doesn't Mean Neutral

Here's the skinny: A " Center " media bias rating from AllSides doesn't necessarily mean a source is neutral, unbiased, perfectly reasonable or credible. A Center media bias rating simply means a source or writer does not predictably show perspectives favoring either end of the political...
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Introducing the AllSides Media Bias Chart

Editor's Note: Some information may be outdated. View the latest version of the AllSides Media Bias Chart here . Introducing the 2019 AllSides Media Bias Chart, an easy way for you to identify political bias in the news so you can be better equipped to navigate our increasingly polarized...
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