Week 5, Day 1
Theme: Analytic Errors
This week's theme is mistakes. Today we look at the analytic implications with the old trick of astroturfing finding new impetus in social media.
LISTEN Today's task: Don't trust the web 23MB (also streamed below)
'Don't Trust The Web', presented by Hagar Cohen, ABC Radio National's Background Briefing. Broadcast yesterday. Also available online here.
Key takeout: Armies of analysts are being employed to mine social media. It should be commonly accepted that social media will suffer from a variety of types of manipulation. How often, though, are these biases taken into account? How does this impact the quality of the resulting analysis?
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