The divisive nature of today’s U.S. politics needs no introduction. The recent elections in Nov 2020 and its aftermath is a resounding testament to the above statement.
If you take a step back, you would see that a huge driver for this is news organizations that favor certain sides of the political spectrum. This in turn is reflected in their reporting. Certain facts may completely be omitted and opinionated sentences are blended in, to drive home a particular narrative.
Hence, for my passion project at Metis’ Data Science bootcamp (that I undertook in Fall 2020), I decided to see how data science can help with this matter. I wanted to create “Unbiased News” for the reader to be able to get more impartial information on current events. …