Election Data Science and the Death of Truth

By William Schmarzo Article Rating: December 29, 2016 05:00 AM EST   The U.S. Presidential election is finally over. The protests are winding down, they’ve stopped burning cars in Oakland (for now), and the talks of California succession are waning. But I am struggling to return to “normal” because in this election, truth got hammered. Many candidates treated opinions as “truth” and a large portion of the American public grabbed ahold of these “truths” as gospel. It may have been a good time to be in the “fact checking” business, but I’m not sure how effective even the fact checkers could be given the spontaneous nature of “opinions as facts” being thrown around, not mention the people who create fake news intentionally. So let’s play a game! Let’s call this…

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