Tag Archives: Statistics

The thousands of vulnerable people harmed by Facebook and Instagram are lost in Meta’s ‘average user’ data

Mark Zuckerberg’s company says the kids are all right, but the data it presents is only about how the average social media user is doing. AP Photo/Eric Risberg Joseph Bak-Coleman, University of Washington Fall 2021 has been filled with a steady stream of media coverage arguing that Meta’s Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram social media platforms pose a threat to users’ …

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What children can teach governments about making graphs

Kids know… PathomP Craig Anderson, University of Glasgow; Emily Granger, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Lucy Teece, University of Leicester, and Maria Dunbar, University of Zürich Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the year 2020 has been dominated by data. But with great amounts of data comes great responsibility to communicate it properly. Unfortunately, the accurate and clear communication …

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