Source: Black, S. (2020). Vector graphic courtesy of Vecteezy.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Newsweek, 25 August 1986, p. 27.
How can you tell if data and statistics in the news are fact, fake, or misleading? Mona Chalabi's (2017) TED Talk on spotting bad statistics also explains why it is so important governments and societies continue to support accurate and unbiased statistics.
Be empowered to spot fact from fake. Use these resources to explore more about data literacy and data journalism.