IRIS 42: Information and Research Instruction Suite for two-year colleges

e in aspect stands for Evenness

only One side or a balanced perspective?

Determining objectivity and bias can be difficult on web sites, since many web sites are not upfront about these areas. The site demonstrates good practice. Scan the articles to see that candidates and issues receive equal coverage. Also, in their mission statement, FactCheck states that the organization accepts no funding. Why does that matter? Accepting funds from outside sources can lead to bias. All of this evidence points to credibility as an objective organization.

look for evidence of objectivity. Look for clues that will let you know what bias the site brings to the topic.

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