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Link: Disinformation Visualization

In his piece Disinformation Visualization: How to lie with datavis, Mushon Zer-Aviv makes some interesting points about how framing the same data differently in visualization can make a big difference. Using the example of the abortion debate, he shows the usual chart tricks, cherry-picking, subsetting, etc., that is done to make the data support a particular story.

This is a slightly more opinionated view of some of the work I've mentioned recently, like Enrico Bertini's paper on deceptive visualization and our work on bar chart embellishments.

Posted by Robert Kosara on June 3, 2015.