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paper investigates how pandemic visualizations circulated on social
media, and shows that people who mistrust the scientific establishment often deploy the same rhetorics of data-driven decisionmaking used by experts, but to advocate for radical policy changes.
Using a quantitative analysis of how visualizations spread on Twitter and an ethnographic approach to analyzing conversations about
COVID data on Facebook, we document an epistemological gap
that leads pro- and anti-mask groups to draw drastically different
inferences from similar data. Ultimately, we argue that the deployment of COVID data visualizations reflect a deeper sociopolitical
rift regarding the place of science in public life.
People are peopley. We asked for a proper plague to wipe out the worthless wankers, but instead we got a poor excuse for a bio weapon, with full media and government compliance.
originally posted by: dug88
a reply to: IndieA
Translation: The promaskers are idiots who can't bothered actually read scientific data and just blindly do what they're told while anti-maskers are actually capable of reading, understanding and coming to conclusions.about scientific data.