Identifying Bias in an Argument

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People can show bias in an argument many different ways:

One type of bias is selective bias, where a person or document only includes a view or statistic which only supports one view point only even if there is evidence supporting another viewpoint. Or they deliberately ignore facts opposing their viewpoint.

Another type of bias which can be found in the media is bias by placement where stories which do not support the viewpoint of the newspaper are put at the back or in an unobvious place such as at the bottom corner and stories which support the viewpoint of the newspaper are placed at the front or in…


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