Read the extract below and identify the three kind(s) of bias that are apparent within it. despite being reintroduced in the 1600s by idle, muddle-headed aristocrats in order to be slaughtered for fun, all the wild boars that were brought to australia from the continent eventually died out. for the next 300 years there were no boars in australia, but in the 1980s farmers saw a chance to diversify and began to import and farm them. some of these beautiful, intelligent animals escaped and established herds of their own, once again living wild and purely natural lives. while their ideal home is in woodland, boars are hardy and are able to live in multiple habitats. a/ mistreatment of opposing views b/ positive stereotyping c/ subjective vocabulary d/ personal attacks e/statistics f/ corporate bias e/ negative stereotyping g/ offensive language
Personal attacks are bias that appear when an individual makes abusive accusations about a group of individuals, without presenting any argument or fact that proves that accusation. In the text above this can be seen in the line "idle, muddle-headed aristocrats". This line also represents the Negative Stereotyping bias, as it provides a stereotype to a group of people in a negative way, showing defects that are "common" to all members of that group.
The last bias presented is Positive Stereotyping, which refers to the establishment of qualities aimed at a group in a generalized way, as if all members have this quality. An example of this can be seen in the line "Some of these beautiful, intelligent animals escaped and established herds of their own"