Calling Bullshit

Datalab Faculty

Jevin West


Carl Bergstrom

Project Description

We are drowning in bullshit. Our digital environments have become less sincere and reliable. False rumors are traveling faster than true rumors. To help combat the spread of misinformation, Jevin and his colleague, Carl Bergstrom,developed a class titled, Calling Bullshit: Data Reasoning in a Digital World. The goal of the class is to teach students and the public, at large, how to spot and refute BS wrapped in numbers, statistics, and algorithms.