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2020-06-15 | J++ Newsletter #95

Psychopathic charts

Charts that lie and charts that are absolutely mental. The master of charts, Alberto Cairo, has a few new examples that will boggle your mind.
A "truly psychopathic chart" by Fox News. Apparently they said sorry.
If you instead want to make good charts, we recommend reading this primer on font selection by Tiffany France. It's nerdy and necessary.

Not so brilliant Big Tech

In late May, the Guardian revealed that Microsoft had fired dozens of journalists from the MSN news service and replaced them with what the newspaper described as "artificial intelligence software". A week later, Microsoft's robot journalist ran a story about a musician's personal reflections on racism and used an image of a different musician.

An anti-vaccine and conspiracy website was banned by Facebook for using content farms to manipulate its popularity on the platform. Politifact reports that the website circumvented the ban by rebranding as a pro-Trump news outlet. [via @dpfunke]

Twitter made headlines after hiding one (1) tweet by Donald Trump. Another user was suspended by Twitter after 12 hours of copy/pasting Donald Trump's tweets. [via @dylanmarron]

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