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Statistics, Lies and Truth in the Post-fact World

with Matt Dickson, Gloria Origgi, Felix Ritchie, Hetan Shah and Alvin Birdi (chair)

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Fri 17 November 2017

Statistics, Lies and Truth in the Post-fact World

with Matt Dickson, Gloria Origgi, Felix Ritchie, Hetan Shah and Alvin Birdi (chair)

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Fri 17 November 2017,

One of the features of the fake news era is the use and abuse of statistics. Although political campaigns have always presented statistics in the most favourable light, more recently we’ve seen partisan campaigns losing their inhibitions about making up numbers. At the same time, there are new fact-checking organisations. Is this inevitably now a post-fact world, or could there be a way of ensuring the integrity of statistics is respected in public debate? Our panel, chaired by Alvin Birdi (University of Bristol), includes Matt Dickson (University of Bath), Gloria Origgi (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris), Felix Ritchie (UWE) and Hetan Shah (Royal Statistical Society).

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The illustration is a detail of this year’s brochure cover by Alys Jones.

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