2017-03-24Konferenzveröffentlichung DOI: 10.18452/1446
Identification and Analysis of Media Bias in News Articles
Depending on the news source, a reader can be exposed to a different narrative and conflicting perceptions for the same event. Today, news aggregators help users cope with the large volume of news published daily. However, aggregators focus on presenting shared information, but do not expose the different perspectives from articles on same topics. Thus, users of such aggregators suffer from media bias, which is often implemented intentionally to influence public opinion. In this paper, we present NewsBird, an aggregator that presents shared and different information on topics. Currently, NewsBird reveals different perspectives on international news. Our system has led to insights about media bias and news analysis, which we use to propose approaches to be investigated in future research. Our vision is to provide a system that reveals media bias, and thus ultimately allows users to make their own judgement on the potential bias inherent in news.
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