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A comic on spotting misinformation

There’s a lot of misinformation passing through the internets right now. A lot. Connie Jin, for NPR, made a comic that explains how to spot it. I suspect FD readers are better than average at staying skeptical, but maybe pass this along to the family members who aren’t so good and picking out what is real and not. Tags: comic, Connie Jin, coronavirus, misinformation, NPR

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Now pull

A comic by Marcos Balfagón attaches action to the curve. Tags: comic, coronavirus, curve

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Diverging line plot as the perfect comic

This is perfect. Willikin Wolf made characters out of two dots moving along their paths of productivity and wages. Something’s wrong — Willikin Wolf (@WillikinWolf) September 23, 2019 More data+comics, please. Tags: comic, Willikin Wolf

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Data comic shows an average American day

Matt Hong used a stacked bar chart over time as the frame for a data comic about American time use. Each row represents a 2-hour window during the day, and each stack represents the percentage of Americans doing an activity: sleep, work, free, and other. The activity with the highest percentage gets a highlight. As a fan of time use data, this is totally my jam. Also, the data comic...

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Math to fix gerrymandering, explained in comic

Gerrymandering doesn’t sound like an especially sexy topic, but it’s an important one to pay attention to. District lines are drawn in roundabout ways sometimes to favor a party. This used to be a manual process, but math and computing has made it much easier to sway these days. Olivia Walch explains how math can be used to swing line drawing to a more equal process. See also the gerrymandering...

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