Sunday, 14 July 2013

Ethical Dilemma - Zhongzhi

Ethical Dilemmas: Bias and Plagiarism

Script (not really one):

  • Bias
    • Objectivity (must be free of objectivity)
    • Do not select one story over another (impartial, not sway by personal emotions)
    • The truth as the truth only, without interference
    • Represent all sides, do not favour one side over another
    • Prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair
    • Example of prejudice
      • Changing one word in a sentence to subtly affect the meaning of the article
        • Eg. The War on Iraq, The War in Iraq; US-led coalition forces, US-led invasion forces
      • Extreme example of bias:
        • ABC News was filed a defamation suit for being extremely biased against BPI, reportedly calling its products “pink slime” at least 178 times (check was reported by Fox News). BPI lost 400 million but is sueing for 1.2 billion (3 times)

  • Plagiarism
    • The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
    • Not crediting the person, deceiving people that the work was your own
    • Discredit the efforts the creator put into his creation
    • Worse than stealing
    • A matter of morality more so than laws and rules
    • Cite your sources (better to over cite than under cite or not at all)

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