SUMMARY FACT-CHECKING

In this report, we have chosen NBC News as medium to fact check. We have checked news articles with different types of content so that we could draw a general conclusion about NBC News and not only about one specific topic. We have found some facts that were not true. The facts that were not … Continue reading SUMMARY FACT-CHECKING

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How spinach, iron, and Popeye create misinformation

Muscular and strong, Popeye, the spinach-eating sailor, has it all. Thanks to that can of green, iron-rich power food, which is enough to knock down Bluto. Now, everyone knows that you do not get supernatural primal powers from spinach. Nonetheless, the myth that spinach contains so much iron still remains. When individuals are misinformed, they … Continue reading How spinach, iron, and Popeye create misinformation

Why you should never trust a data visualization

How do you convince people about something? With the right statistics you come a long way. As the adage says: figures do not lie. Much depends on how you present the data. Institutions, companies and political parties sometimes use tricks when using data to suggest or support their ideas. Why people love infographics Many people … Continue reading Why you should never trust a data visualization