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points | 11.10.16

Media: End Reporting on Election Polls

danah boyd

D&S founder danah boyd opines on the usefulness of election polls and calls for the cessation of these polls.

It’s now time for the media to put a moratorium on reporting on election polls and fancy visualizations of statistical data. And for data scientists and pollsters to stop feeding the media hype cycle with statistics that they know have flaws or will be misinterpreted as fact.

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