View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-spot-a-misleading-graph-lea-gaslowitz
When they’re used well, graphs can help us intuitively grasp complex data. But as visual software has enabled more usage of graphs throughout all media, it has also made them easier to use in a careless or dishonest way — and as it turns out, there are plenty of ways graphs can mislead and outright manipulate. Lea Gaslowitz shares some things to look out for.
Lesson by Lea Gaslowit, animation by Mark Phillips.
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