Confirmation Bias

Wristbands For Accused Ottawa Cop Erode Canadians' Trust In Justice

Jeff Paterson | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Politics
Jeff Paterson

Police officers have begun wearing bracelets in support of Const. Daniel Montsion, an officer charged with manslaughter after an SUI investigation. We need to believe in everyone involved from the police, all the way up to the judges, are unbiased and out to do their jobs. This band, this in-your-face alliance around Montsion, doesn't do that.

Changing Beliefs At Work

Bruce Mayhew | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Business
Bruce Mayhew

Beliefs are the foundation for what we believe about ourselves and the world around us... they may also represent what we WANT to believe about ourselves and the world around us. They begin developing when we are born and we never stop building new ones or reinforcing the ones we already have.

Let's Stop Pretending Media 'Balance' Isn't Empowering Hate

Sol Chrom | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Living
Sol Chrom

Let's get set for a steady diet of false equivalencies like "trading barbs" and wishful thinking. We'll have to pretend, in the face of the evidence, that all sorts of horrible people haven't been empowered by this.

I Don't Need the New York Times to Tell Me What to Read

Ilia Blinderman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Living
Ilia Blinderman

Recently, the Times' laudably levelheaded public editor wrote about the "Recommended" section's growing real estate. Readers had, according to Sullivan, complained about the move's impinging on their privacy; some noted that they were sufficiently competent to choose the articles they read on their own; others did not want their reading preferences monetized.

Rob Ford: The Myth Behind the Tragedy

Bradley Foster | Posted 07.27.2013 | Canada
Bradley Foster

Mayor Rob Ford, caught on camera as he wheels his Escalade out of Toronto City Hall, looks a bit like a bug under a microscope. Ford, and now his brot...

Why We Self-Censor When We Read Online

Adam Kingsmith | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Living
Adam Kingsmith

The Internet not only changes what media we view, but how we view it. In order to avoid being overwhelmed by informational anxiety as so much data prattles uncontrollably at us from our screens, we have subconsciously become our own content editors and censorship committees, determining for ourselves which sites are worth frequenting and which ones are not, what content is good and what content is bad.