5 Ways to Lie With Charts

Here’s how.

NautilusBlockedUnblockFollowFollowingApr 14Illustration: Jennifer DanielBy Becca CudmoreA chart’s purpose is usually to help you properly interpret data.

But sometimes, it does just the opposite.

In the right (or wrong) hands, bar graphs and pie charts can become powerful agents of deception, tricking you into inferring trends that don’t exist, mistaking less for more, and missing alarming facts.


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