Level 3 Look for Signs of Bias

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    Distorted Point of View

    Bias affects an author's message. An author may take one side of an argument and not represent the other side. An author may be unfairly negative or positive about a given topic. Bias may be detected by a close reading of the words an author uses.

    Read the following excerpt and determine which, if any, words show signs of bias.


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    An independent research firm, funded by a leading pharmaceutical company, found that anti-depressant drugs do not cause long-term harm. source