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Lies, Damned Lies, And The Media (Part 6 of ∞)

[content warning: discussion of violent crime, including sexual assault] I plan to write an article on misuse of statistics by online news organizations, but looking back through my archives most of the examples I’ve got are from a couple of … Continue reading

Lies, Damned Lies, And Social Media (Part 5 of ∞)

[content warning: rape, false rape allegations. Some people have been linking this article claiming it says things it DEFINITELY DOES NOT, so please read it before you have an opinion.] (see also parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of ∞) … Continue reading

Lies, Damned Lies, And Facebook (Part 4 of ∞)

(see also parts 1, 2, and 3 of ∞) Some friends of mine on Facebook were talking about rape (as you do), and one of them brought up how anti-rape public awareness campaigns targeting men have been found to be … Continue reading

Lies, Damned Lies, And Facebook (Part 3 of ∞)

EDIT: This one got complicated. See below. I tried to scrub my Facebook feed of all of these kinds of articles, but occasionally something gets through. This week what’s gotten through, en masse, is the Gilbert/Frago case, in which a … Continue reading

Lies, Damned Lies, And Facebook (Part 2 of ∞)

[TRIGGER WARNING: Discussion of violence against the disabled] I decided to edit the last post to split it in half. Some of you who read this through Reader are probably getting it twice, so apologies for that. The second Facebook … Continue reading

Lies, Damned Lies, And Facebook (Part 1 of ∞)

I spend so much time arguing with people about the graphics they post on Facebook that I figured I should at least make a blog post out of it so I can pretend it’s productive. Here’s an image I got … Continue reading