Title: Clickbait, fake news, and accidental misleads
Authors: Liberty Vittert - Olin Business School (United States) [presenting]
Abstract: Data Science (/statistics) has become an integral part of the news cycle and the world we live in. How do we communicate statistics to the public in the world of 20 second sound bites, ``fake news'', and certainty. Statistics by definition measures uncertainty, but when told to be ``sure'' where does the grey-line lie between being statistically correct and invited to come back on TV (ever). From receiving highly negative comments from other statisticians (sometimes fairly) to receiving praise from the news organizations, where is the balance in communicating statistics in the media?