Bias Finder
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Bias Finder

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Overview

Find the bias of any news site you go to!

When reading the news, it can be easy to get trapped into thinking there's only one viable perspective. In reality, all different groups from across the political spectrum may perceive the same event in a completely different light. For example: Headline: Donald Trump signs an executive order that cracks down on undocumented immigrants. Left response: Donald Trump is tearing apart families. Right response: Donald Trump is enforcing US immigration law. This extension won't tell you what to believe, or what is the "correct" way to perceive an issue. However, it will help inform your own perspective so that rather than accepting the first thing you see as fact, you'll think about who is saying it. Following that line, Bias Finder is not intended to say whether a source is trustworthy or not. Just because a news site has a bias rating of left or right doesn't mean it's any less accurate than a site located in the center, or vice versa. Rather, it just tells you how the analysis is likely to be shaped by political opinions and biases. Two completely factual stories may have very different perspectives: Left headline: Donald Trump signs "Muslim Ban 2.0." Before it can go into effect, a Hawaiian judge strikes it down. Right headline: Donald Trump claims a Hawaiian judge is threatening national security by striking down his revised immigration executive order. Neither headline is strictly incorrect, but both convey a very different tone about the events. Powered by AllSides.

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JJun 25, 2020

I like this, its helping me form my own opinion. However I do not think it covers the board completely. There are satirical news sites, I think there should be an "S" category. I think this would aid those who read the headlines a bit more informed. Especially if they don't know its a satirical site.

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Jason WesterOct 10, 2019

Does exactly what it needs to do. Keep in mind that the data and ratings are not determined by this extension. The rating are simply displayed here.

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Artex JayAug 15, 2019

Seems to be the only decent bias checker extension on the entire chrome store. Congrats.

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UnlockedDeveloperAug 16, 2019

Thank you for the review. I don't handle the bias ratings myself and instead fetch data from AllSides, so I use the same L-LL-C-LR-R scale that they use. If there are sites that you want them to rate, there are instructions on https://www.allsides.com/media-bias/media-bias-ratings for recommending a source. If you find a site that they have rated but it doesn't show up with Bias Finder though, that's on me and I'll do my best to resolve any reported inconsistencies.

Details

  • Version
    1.4.1
  • Updated
    December 30, 2023
  • Offered by
    Unlocked
  • Size
    58.42KiB
  • Languages
    English (United States)
  • Developer
    Email
    theofficialunlocked@gmail.com
  • Non-trader
    This developer has not identified itself as a trader. For consumers in the European Union, please note that consumer rights do not apply to contracts between you and this developer.

Privacy

The developer has disclosed that it will not collect or use your data.

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  • Not being sold to third parties, outside of the approved use cases
  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes

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