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Media Literacy: Check Your Bias

Why Check Your Bias?

Everyone has bias. Your conscious beliefs (explicit bias), unconscious attitudes or stereotypes (implicit bias), and even systematic flaws in the way our human brains judge information (cognitive bias) can all affect your interpretation of media messages.

While you will always have bias, by becoming more aware of your biases, you can try to evaluate media messages more objectively. 

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Recognizing Explicit Bias

These quizzes may help you consider your own political beliefs that may be influencing your choice of news.

Recognizing Implicit Bias

These tests provide insight into your own unconscious attitudes and stereotypes that may affect how you perceive, judge and respond to information.

Recognizing Cognitive Bias

Everyone has cognitive biases that affect the way our brains judge information. Click the arrows to explore. View the original website at

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