This extension allows the user to be aware of the biases encountered online
Understand the bias of the information you consume online. This extension shows you the gender bias of the content you read by displaying the percentage of reference to the various pronouns. On this v1.0 we show you the count of the pronouns in the content you read on wikipedia. Unbias is a collaboration between the Royal College of Art and the Wikimedia Foundation. We aim to undo biases on race, gender and disability. We hope to contribute to a world in which everyone's work is respected. Read more about the initiative at unbias.cc
- (2019-08-15) Artex Jay: Alright lets get some facts straight. This DOES NOT check the political bias on wikipedia articles. Which is what i thought it would do since this came up when searching political bias on chrome store. This DOES check for pronoun bias... given that that is extremely illogical way of marking any bias. What are pronouns? Pronouns are now seen as socially constructed thus can change depending on person mood rather than being what it was formerly based on their physical appearance as well as biological sex. Given that Male(he) and female(she) are biological, trans(they,ze,etc) are from the socially constructed world and come from a mental case of gender dysphoria. Which I find quite unfortunate. So what's the point of this extension since socially constructed terms are extremely relative to the person's feelings? Well it tries to show the bias between races(not in extension yet), genders(male and female) and people with disability? (ze/zir/they). Or another answer would be there isn't a point. It simply perpetrates the normalization of a mental disorder known as Gender Dysphoria, many psychologists see it as that. While seemingly the left wing see it as another civil rights movement, given that they were against all the previous ones.
- (2017-11-02) Olivia Chou: Works well, great idea.
- (2017-11-02) Nikos Melachrinos: Cool idea for a product to tackle bias. Works well on wikipedia!