How fake data goes viral

Posted to Statistical Visualization  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

BuzzFeed describes how an article on Daily Mail — that falsely reported claims and data about climate change — went viral. Seven months since publishing, the British site finally admitted they were wrong, long after they got all their clickbait traffic I am sure.

This doesn’t surprise me, as I had poor experiences with Daily Mail, but it does surprise me that such a large site is allowed to keep chugging along as if they’ve done nothing wrong.

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