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FFYS 1000.28 : Feminist Science Studies

This guide is for FFYS 1000.28 with Dr. Mairead Sullivan.

Creating Your Network

We know what news generally looks like, but how do we find it?

  • Consider your perspective. What views are missing in your news?
  • Think about bias. All media and people have bias. Check out for more information. 
  • All Sides: website that uses crowdsourced ratings to categorize news 
  • Try Twitter:
    • Use Twitter for News? Try out Flipfeed to see opposing viewpoints
    • Find a hashtag and related trends



Using Social Media: Filter Bubbles & Confirmation Bias

Social media can provide news sources as well but, due to your personal data, network or interests, may result in a filter bubble. Filter bubbles surround us online, resulting in information that companies and websites ASSUME we need based on algorithms and data.

In a similar way, confirmation bias can occur when your social media posts only affirms opinions that you hold, resulting in you not seeing any new, conflicting, or opposing viewpoints and information online.

Pop Your Bubble

Recognizing you may be in a filter bubble is a good first step to breaking the cycles of confirmation bias. Here's some tools to get you started:

  • Delete your browser cookies for a clean start when using your browser
  • Disable Tracking in your browsers
  • Delete your search history every time
  • Opt out of ads
  • Check out this TED list about popping your bubble (Start with Eli Parser)