Examples Of Media Bias In 2016 Elections

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Chuanzi Shi
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Elizabeth Metzler
Media Bias in 2016 Presidential Election The 2016 presidential election was so intense that draws the world’s attention. The big competition between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was the most controversial topic. Different people have different opinions and take different positions toward these two candidates. People obtain the information about the candidates through different media, and make choices based on the information. Every single choice is important because it can determine the result of the election. Therefore, the media coverage and people’s choices played a very important role in people’s decision making and the 2016 presidential election. However, according to many researches and studies, some of the media coverage was biased in the 2016 presidential election.
Some researches and studies indicate that some media were biased by favoring Trump over Clinton. Many media focus more on Trump than Clinton, and media coverage uses different tone when talking about Trump and Clinton. According to the research, media bias existed in the 2016 presidential election. The existence of media bias leads people to make irrational choices and influenced the results of the election The first major phenomenon of media bias is the media coverage favored Trump by hurting Clinton. According to a study, the new media tends to
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Also, generally, the bias benefits Donald Trump more than Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump gains more support while the majority of media talking about Clinton in a negative tone. Most of the media don 't really focus on campaigns itself, but only focus on the benefits they get during the election is the major reason of media bias. People’ decisions are also affected by media bias, the positive report of Somehow, it is reasonable to believe that the election result is affected by media

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