Why big data is not the truth


The New York Times has published an overview of a recent talk by Kate Crawford on the limits or ‘myths’ of big data. This has been circulating around Twitter over the last few days, with various responses. The piece outlines six myths of big data, these include questions about its newness, its objectivity, anonymity and so on. Kate previously published an article in Information, Communication & Society, with danah boyd, on the critical questions concerning big data.

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