Fighting Fake News

If you have been following the media coverage in the lead up to last year’s US Presidential Election, you might have noticed the varying degree of analytical coverage and political bias adopted by the various media agencies. This chart broadly summarizes the landscape: kp4yax1

This is why it is important to always evaluate your sources. Even in the local context, being aware of the broad socio-political inclinations and agendas of the various media you read should inform your consumption of the information presented, so that you don’t become a reader subject to confirmation bias.

 

 

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