Spotting fake and distorted data

Calling Bullshit - Two University of Washington professors unveil a new course for this spring about recognizing distorted data. 

Bergstrom, a biology professor, and West, an Information School professor, want to teach students how to think critically about numbers and statistics, and recognize when people are using them to distort or spin an argument.

They say they’re tired of seeing a growing number of charts, graphs, algorithms and big data sets manipulated in such a way as to mislead or deceive.

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