Data Visualization and Misrepresentation

Data visualization is present in every aspect of our lives – but is it really as unbiased as it’s said to be? In this SciToons video, learn more about how data visualizations can misrepresent information. From politics to medicine, the stories told by data visualizations can bend the truth through techniques such as cherry picking, axis truncation, and pie charts that add up to over 100%.



3 replies on “Data Visualization and Misrepresentation”

Excellent, informative presentation. Ethics is rarely a component of learning data visualization. One of the greatest misrepresentations of data in the 21st century seems to be using scales that exceed 100 percent. I have seen information charting over 1300 percent. Thank you very much!

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