Propaganda is defined in Merriam Webster’s Dictionary as:
“Manipulation of information to influence public opinion.”
By this definition, propaganda can be intentionally or unintentionally spread, with the repercussions being an uninformed/misinformed public . This is the basis for my ‘Data Propaganda’ series, to look past opinion, let the data dictate the story, and accurately represent the data.
Much like statistics, data discusses precise numbers and can sound quite authoritative. Therefore, we are more likely to instantly believe this information, rather than question it. Examples of data