A new study conducted by a leading American research centre for global statistics has found that the majority of statistics reported in media (65% to be precise) are randomly fabricated by journalists to influence public opinion and prove their own biases. And while some observers wondered whether 65% is a real percentage or one simply used for its apparent credibility, observers of those observers wondered about the methods used by the former to confirm the correctness of the numbers stated in the very first sentence of this article.
Moreover, the study indicated that most of the statistics fabricated by journalists are inserted in media reports without being double checked or scrutinized whatsoever. Many news sources accused of the above said journalists refuse to insert their names in articles to avoid legal accountability for any false numbers they include.
Surprisingly, the study also found that, most of the studies and numbers the writers come up with are actually quite realistic. Especially since most legitimate studies contain statistical errors responsible for the similarity between findings and fabricated numbers. For example, according to this study, the percentage of fabricated statistics in media does not exceed 64%, and the real study pins the percentage at around 55%, while the real percentage is 58%.
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