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Use and cite Bevan (Section 4.1) to define and explain biased language. Biased language can be defined as language used to offend or negatively express prejudice. Bevan (2020) defines biased language as “[using words] that intentionally or unintentionally offend people or express negative attitudes concerning a person’s race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or illness” (sec 4.1, par 23). For example, using words such as mankind, policemen, fireman or mailman are considered biased because they exclude other types of gender. To be effective communicators we must be aware of these potential biases and considerate to our audience. Share an example of biased language you have seen in some computer-mediated interaction. We live in an era where most of our interactions are computer-mediated (texts, emails, chats, social media). I have found that computer-mediated interactions are more prone to miscommunication and bias language. The platforms that I use the most to communicate are Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter. These platforms are constantly filled with biased language.

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