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Study finds no media bias when it comes to story selection

For as long as there have been news media, there have been allegations that journalists are biased and slant stories to fit their views. While many studies have explored this issue, there has been little research into how ...

The catch to putting warning labels on fake news

After the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook began putting warning tags on news stories fact-checkers judged to be false. But there's a catch: Tagging some stories as false makes readers more willing to believe other ...

How to decipher the news to find the facts

Nine months to go till the November presidential election. How do you wade through the political rhetoric and potential biases and falsehoods from various information outlets to get to the real facts?

Women wearing hijabs in news stories may be judged negatively

Women wearing a veil or headscarf in the United States may face harsher social judgement, according to a study by Penn State researchers that found when given the same information in a news story, some people may consider ...

Which city is most polluted? No one knows

On any given day, a news story might list a city in India as "most polluted." In another story, a city in China may have held the distinction. Then again, maybe Iran hosts the most polluted city in the world, as a recent ...

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