What is Bias?
- Prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another
- A particular tendency, inclination, or opinion, especially one that is preconceived or not obtained through reason or evidence
Because the media has enormous power to set cultural guidelines and shape political discourse, it is important to challenge bias and misinformation and a responsibility to be fair and accurate.
Unbiased Sources of Political Information
Online tools to assists citizens to register, vote and request absentee ballots; provides voter information, facilitates civic engagement
Provides unbiased information on candidates through voting records, issue positions, ratings, public statements, and campaign finances
Provides news from the multiple perspectives
Up to date information on current bills being voted on by Congress, allows citizens to send opinions directly to representatives and track their votes and bill outcomes
Mobile app that allows for connection with representatives. Get alerts when they vote, tell them your opinions
A phone based app similar to Issue Voter and Vote Spotter