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81d. Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data

12:45 PM–2:00 PM Mar 3, 2018 (US - Eastern)

(HR) Centennial I & II

Description

Authors:

  • Jevin West, Univ. of Washington
The world is awash in BS. Pandering politicians, winking advertisers, startup soothsayers, television “experts”, and even some scientists use the news media to promulgate half-truths, misrepresentations and sometimes outright lies. In response, we created a new class aimed at combatting this misinformation — callingbullshit.org — with an emphasis on data, figures, visualizations and statistics.