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How biased can sources be, before they aren't considered useful references here?

I've now seen several references to the The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center in the context of the Israeli/Hamas 2023 War to "buttress" claims of misdeeds by Hamas. ...
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Abuse of privileges to close or review questions

The reason The primary purpose of this question appears to be to promote or discredit a specific political cause, group or politician. It does not appear to be a good-faith effort to learn more about ...
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There's an extremely strong anti China and anti Russian bias

What benefits does China gain by waiving debt to African countries like this? There's an extremely strong anti China and anti Russian bias. Not only I am getting downvotes, but people are also saying ...
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Should we poll the website users to corroborate/disprove the "bias" claimed by some users ? Or assess representativity?

This site makes good efforts to maintain some neutrality, efforts which I think are successful. However, sympathisers of the US republican party claim there is a pro-US democratic party bias on this ...
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Why was this answer about cancel culture accepted by the community, despite completely failing at answering the question objectively?

This site is about politics, and it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to be unbiased and objective when asking/answering questions on certain topics in politics. What thoughts have been made ...
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How to handle own opinions when answering a question?

This might be a duplicate, but I couldn't find a question about this on meta. So, I'm active here now for a few months, and i find it really interesting to read answers to questions about topics I ...
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Please review this post, closed based on differing opinions

Please review the following question for being closed without good reason What safeguards has the DNC added to prevent a situation like what they did to Bernie Sanders in the last election?. This ...
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How to encourage unbiased discussion on this site?

To my best of knowledge, this site encourages unbiased discussion about politics. We cover facts but not speculation. Please correct me if I'm wrong. We are encouraged to support our answer with ...
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If, (and only if), there were professional trolls and moles here, what if anything should be done?

OFF TOPIC note: This question is hypothetical, therefore comments and answers disputing its hypothesis are off topic. That is, while the question of "Are there actually any trolls and moles here?" ...
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How to avoid primarily opinion-based holds?

This question was put on hold for being primarily opinion-based. According to the help section, subjective questions (as this one has apparently been deemed) should: insist that opinion be backed ...
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Biased moderators locked question because they did not like the facts. Need reopen

I had a question that was edited out of context and locked by a couple of really bad moderators a while ago because they did not agree with the facts in my question. Bernie Sanders was sandbagged by ...
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Do you want to help Politics.SE? We need your help in suggesting neutral wording for questions and answers with partisan bias

I have been making a concerted effort to try to remove partisan bias from the content of questions and answers on Politics.SE, to ensure they are written in a more Neutral Point of View (NPoV). Since ...
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Are liberals incapable of seeing their own bias?

YannisRizos rolled back this question, because: "the edit changed the intent of the post too much. Editing is not a good way of challenging the technical accuracy of a question, if you wish to ...
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How to handle opinions in factual answers?

If there are political opinions/bias in an otherwise "good" and neutral/factual answer, how do we as a site want to handle it? As a hypothetical, someone asks a question on presidential elections. ...