The New York Times published an article today on how it has mapped election results over the years. It illustrates the challenges of trying to present complex information succinctly to a lay, and possibly hostile, audience.
As they note, simply shading the states of the US based on the party that it voted for makes the country look decidedly Republican.
A timely reminder, if we needed it, of the challenges data scientists face in their goal of providing objective, unbiased information.
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