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Keepin' It Real: Tips & Strategies for Evaluating Fake News

Does the Source Have Slant, Ideaology, or Bias?

Recognizing bias, the predisposition or tendency that distorts the ability to fairly weigh evidence, can be difficult. These resources show the differing perspectives and biases of news stories and how we consume them.

Pew Research chart about striking difference between liberals and conservatives


Consider This: One Person's Analysis of the News

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How to have better political conversations

Robb Willer studies the forces that unite and divide us. As a social psychologist, he researches how moral values — typically a source of division — can also be used to bring people together. Willer shares compelling insights on how we might bridge the ideological divide and offers some intuitive advice on ways to be more persuasive when talking politics.

A conservative's plea: Let's work together

Conservatives and liberals both believe that they alone are motivated by love while their opponents are motivated by hate. How can we solve problems with so much polarization? In this talk, social scientist Arthur Brooks shares ideas for what we can each do as individuals to break the gridlock. "We might just be able to take the ghastly holy war of ideology that we're suffering under and turn it into a competition of ideas," he says.