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Spotting #alternativefacts in visualizations

In today's world of #alternativefacts, it's a great time to revisit some of the basic things you can look for when being critical of how you consume stats through visualizations.

Flowing Data has a great, succinct round up of things to look for when you're trying to spot visualization lies that functions just as well as a list of common pitfalls and mistakes in visualizations (i.e. don't do these things when you make you next chart).

These include the basics that you may know already (three-dimensional pie charts anyone?), but also issues like "seeing only in absolutes," as in the map below.

It's worth the time to scroll through the full list!

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