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.
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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.
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.
Seems to be the only decent bias checker extension on the entire chrome store. Congrats. But it still needs some work. Missing Far-left and far-right labels. Some outlets have no rating.
Not terribly accurate.
CNN is apparently in the center. (Waaa)
Buzzfeed is only *slightly* left, apparently.
Not to mention, most of the time, it doesn’t even detect you’re on a site.
CNN in the Center??? You gotta be kidding me.
Good tool in the tool box.
I thought this was a great idea and immediately installed this add-on when I found it. I proceeded to go to “CNN” and this reported them as “C” = Center – SERIOUSLY? Obviously this tool needs some serious tweaking or it’s written by a far left leaning developer…