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    Quick example, on the BBC Three Facebook Page, there's this 1 minute film about "Almost half of 18 - 24s in the UK identify as something other than straight". If you do a bit of digging, as the video for some reason gives no link to proof of this, you realise the sample size was about 200 people. And who's taking these surveys? I'd love to know how this was promoted.

    Anyway, example aside, I see it all the time and I've always wondered why it's just never addressed? There will be an article with an incredibly misleading title, even sometimes it will change it during the actual article to removed the false claims, and people just believe it all. Nobody ever calls them out, and thousands if not millions of people just mindlessly believe the claims/ statistics because it's a big media outlet. Doesn't it seem a bit weird how much control people have over the general opinion???

    Anybody else ever noticed this? It's a bit worrying in my opinion.
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    These people:

    More or Less
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qshd

    Undercover Economist
    http://timharford.com/

    And Me Bad Science
    http://www.badscience.net/

    And it isn't just the media. Politicians and anyone with a big mouth (Trump) do it all the time.
 
 
 
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