Media bias

The prejudice and partiality of the media when it comes to the events that are both covered and told is considered media bias. There are countless international organizations that help look over and protect against media bias, as it is considered to be against the social and ethical guidelines of journalists. The code of journalism states to report all of the facts and stories happening around them.

There are several main types of media bias. These include gatekeeping, coverage bias, and statement bias. Gatekeeping is when a publication chooses if they should or should not release certain information to the public. Most often, the mass media helps or damages candidates in political parties, or their ideals. This happens with certain people, like celebrities, or other common forms of bias.

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