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Many web pages have an inherent bias that will impact everything that appears on them. Some bias is subtle, some obvious. Every web site has a purpose. Think critically about what your looking at. Are the issues discussed ina balanced manner or are statements made that could be considered extreme? Use your own standards of common sense when evaluating. Is the author/sponsor  1) left or libieral, 2) right or conservative, 3) center, 4) a political action group or association, 5) issue oriented (i.e. pro this or anti that)?

Examples

  • Conservapedia
    As the web site states, the information contained in this web site is free of liberal bias.
  • In Defense of Smokers
    The author believes the case against smoking is based on "bogus statistics" and "downright lies".
  • Age of Autism
    This authors and contributors to this site believe that autism is caused by external factors, including vaccines.
  • Generation Rescue
  • Autism Society
    The Society approaches autism from a standpoint that autism is caused by abnormalities in brain structure or function, which is more generally accepted by the medical profession.
  • Mercola.com
    Dr. Mercola is an alternative medicine proponent widely criticized for making unsubstantiated claims that criticize aspects of standard medical practice.The FDA warned Dr. Mercola multiple time to refrain from for making illegal claims about the products he sells on his web site.
  • ABC News
    Fake news site meant to look like ABC News.
  • News Examiner
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