You can have your own opinions, but not your own facts

I recently came across this TED talk by Michael Specter of the New Yorker from 2010 and found it’s message powerful:

“You can have your own opinions…but you’re not entitled to your own facts”

This particularly hit home because, as a data scientist at Airbnb, there is a tremendous responsibility to report accurately and fully on the data we collect. And it’s important to get this right because, as the talk poignantly demonstrates, while views can disagree, the data that they are based on should not.


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