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Mack Shelley

3 reasons why people fall for politicians’ lies about statistics

By The Conversation

Mack Clayton Shelley, University Professor of political science, statistics, and School of Education, and chair of the department of political science at Iowa State University, asserts that politicians can get away with lies so easily because the public is not trained to critically consume statistical information or to defend against other (dis)information that is deliberately designed to mislead.