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POS 100 - Downtown (Qureshi): What about bias?

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What about bias?

What is bias?

Bias is a tendency to depart from objectivity, fairness, or truthfulness in what is said or written. Every person and organization has some bias, based their interests, values, and experiences. It is like driving a car that pulls to the right (or the left); you can manage to go straight, but it isn't easy.

When we try to find the truth, it helps to learn the biases of our sources.