Source bias

Source bias is the tendency to select information sources to support a confirmation bias or negativity bias on a particular set of beliefs or values. Source bias plays an important role in generating echo chambers. In news reporting, source bias effects how news organizations do news gathering in whom they choose to talk, and in news analysis, what they imply in the way they arrange facts collected.


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