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Biased language as defined by Bevan means to “present information in a way that shows preference for or against a certain point of view, shows prejudice, or is demeaning to others.” (Bevan. 2020, Section 4.1). In further depth, bias language refers to the use of words that can unintentionally or intentionally cause harm to others. Using bias language causes one to convey negative feelings towards race, religion, sex or disability (Bevan. 2020, Section 4.1). Stereotyping in your communication may also be considered a part of using biased language. In emphasizing ones race, gender or religion in unnecessary circumstances you may unintentionally be using racist language, resulting in insulting and offensive communication. A well-known recent example of biased language used in a computer-mediated interaction is a Twitter post by Rosanne Barr in May 2018. Her comment referred to Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to former President Obama, as the offspring of the “Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.”. This example demonstrates biased language in the form of racism as Jarrett was born in

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