@_WildeAtHeart @redlibrarian Hi 👋

I have a few big criticisms about to drop!
Specifically about the major one...but I'll give you a few points here.
@_WildeAtHeart @redlibrarian The Otero Media Bias Chart, now hosted by Ad Fontes is the major one most people are using.

However, it has SCORES of issues. So here's a list of both petty and non-petty issues.

1. it's not available under a creative commons or other public domain usage. 1/
@_WildeAtHeart @redlibrarian 2. In order to download a static version of the chart, one must purchase a News Nerd/Navigator membership
adfontesmedia.com/product-page-n…
3. As you might notice part of the membership tier involves "voting" this is to provide input on the "bias" of media sources evaluated. 2/
@_WildeAtHeart @redlibrarian 4. it provides a shocking lack of non-western/Non-US news sources. Let's say you want to assess information from Al Jazeera, a perfectly legit publication. They don't have a non-Western framework.
5. They've been known to be litigious about unlicensed use of the chart 3/
@_WildeAtHeart @redlibrarian 6. it looks like a vomiting human.
7. it doesn't teach intuitive judgement about information or reach at the deeper issues behind how people access or use information--which is largely to confirm or deny their own social reality.
4/
@_WildeAtHeart @redlibrarian While heuristics like these might be helpful, they don't actually do much to build a better democratic society. they all direct folks and assess media built by capitalists and maintained by them (and in many cases news are at the hand of private equity firms) 5/
@_WildeAtHeart @redlibrarian charts like these only provide a rough over view of a few choice sources in the capitaloscape of news media and provides a graphy visual designed to create mental shortcuts which will ultimately not be helpful for developing legit info lit (imo). 6/
@_WildeAtHeart @redlibrarian they don't dig deep enough into the funding or the complicated social and techological network of modern human behavior and how they access and use information for certain means.

fin.

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