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Posted on: May 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Spotting Misinformation

A laptop displaying the words "fake news" on a silhouetted background of people standing in fr

How do you spot bullshit in the wild? Effect sizes, dimensions, Fermi estimation, and checks on plausibility. Claims and the interests of those who make them. Forensic data analysis: GRIM test, Newcomb-Benford law.

Together, we’ll watch a video from the University of Washington’s "Spotting Bullshit" class and discuss what we learn. How do we apply what we learned? 

Please register for the link.

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