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According to Bevan (2020) biased language is language that is used to communicate information that supports your personal views that may be insulting to others. Biased language can be used intentional or unintentional to offend others or convey an unfair representation of a person’s race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or illness. In other words, if you are biased toward something you tend to think positively of it and when you are biased against something you tend to think negatively of it. Some examples of computer mediated interaction that I mostly run into are religion-based biases. I am from a very small island in the pacific far away from the mainland and although we learned about different religions in school there were still some discrimination towards “outside religions” that I faced growing up. Because there wasn’t a lot of interactions with other religions on the tiny island, we believed what we saw on television or read on the news. For example,

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