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Fake News / Evaluating Online Information

Misleading Data

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics." (Quote often attributed to Benjamin Disraeli)

Don't get caught out by misleading statistics or data visualizations. Learn to to use and interpret data correctly by improving your data literacy.


Check out TED Ed for more information and further resources about other forms of misleading graphs and data.

Become Data Literate

Data Journalism

Want to improve your data literacy?

Check out the Data Journalism Handbook. It is an Open Access book available to use under a Creative Commons license. Especially recommended is the chapter, 'Become Data Literate in 3 Simple Steps'.