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This is a spectacular example of lying through statistics. (cw: gun violence)

murder-violence 

@noelle "let's change the definition of murder. oh look! now there are fewer murders!"

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@noelle WOW I'M GLAD I READ YOUR IMAGE DESCRIPTION BECAUSE I DIDN'T SEE IT AT ALL

murder - blood 

@InspectorCaracal @noelle nor did I! That's unbelievable. At least they chose a suitable blood-red 'background' colour. Once you read the axis correctly it's actually the fill colour. I doubt they did that bit on purpose.

@noelle I heard that in this case the author tried to make it look like dripping blood and didn't even notice that it made it less readable

@noelle I find this kind of lying through statistics is common on both sides of this issue which is disappointing because it makes it even murkier and more polarizing than it already is.

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