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Media Literacy Maven Video: Confirmation Bias

If your reaction to a news story is, “Aha, I KNEW it all along!,” you might be exhibiting confirmation bias. Watch the maven explain what it is.

  • Type
    Video
  • Date
    April 2017
  • Copyright
    Restricted

We have a tendency to look for information that confirms our beliefs and ignore information that challenges them.  Confirmation bias plays a big role in the stories we read and share.

This video was originally recorded via Facebook Live.

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