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Media Bias

At AllSides, we believe there is no such thing as completely unbiased news.

We're all biased, making it impossible to write or curate perfectly objective news. Therefore, readers should not necessarily seek unbiased sources, but should instead consume news coverage across the political spectrum. 

Media organizations currently operate on a business model that seeks to make us angry at the "other side" in order to cultivate a partisan customer base, contributing to the increasing polarization seen in society today. By reading a breadth of coverage from Left to Right, readers can more effectively cut through partisanship and get a fuller picture of current events. What's more, exposure to other perspectives is vital to popping filter bubbles, which are the echo chambers that form when we only interact with ideas that we agree with.

There are several types of media bias, including spin, slant, sensationalism, omission, story choice, word choice, use of adjectives, and others.

See more about our work on making media bias transparent on our way to bridging divides and reducing polarization.


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