Data, Disinformation, and the Art of Skepticism

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President Trump holds a weather chart after a Hurricane Dorian briefing in the Oval Office, September 2019. The original forecast did not include Alabama as outlined in black on the chart.

The Open Mind explores the world of ideas across politics, media, science, technology, and the arts. The American Prospect is republishing this edited excerpt. Alexander Heffner: You are author of the new book called Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World. Carl Bergstrom: My colleague Jevin West, the co-author on the book, and I had seen information, particularly quantitative information being misused to try […]


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