Creative Writing

Bias in Writing

#1. Jamie has ignored the fact that credibility is not determined just by content but also the entity that hosts the content. All of the sites mentioned by Jamie are credible because they are owned and managed by entities which can be verified independently and enjoy good reputation. But the credibility of the website doesn’t automatically translate to the credibility of the content as some of these websites primarily support user-generated content. For example, user-generated content on Facebook may not be credible but the content posted by the company itself may be deemed as credible. Jamie argues that credibility is important when answers to questions matter but the fact is that we only seek answers when we deemed them to be important even though they may vary in degree of importance. Better criteria may be the potential consequences if the information turns out to be inaccurate or the importance of the audience for which the information is intended.