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Communication of statistics in post-truth society: the good, the bad and the ugly

Communication of statistics in post-truth society: the good, the bad and the ugly

Emanuele Baldacci and Felicia Pelagalli
This paper deals with the challenges for official statistics of changes in the information market spurred by network technology, data revolution and changes in information consumers' behaviours. It shows that the challenge for statistical organizations is to address the reputational risks from the post-truth ecosystem (the bad scenario) which could lead to permanent damage to trust in official statistics (the ugly scenario) by embracing the data revolution and empowering users to benefit from information and knowledge services (the good scenario). This requires investment in modern communication, data literacy and users-oriented statistical products.

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Release date: 12/09/2017
 

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Product Code: KS-TC-17-005
ISBN: 978-92-79-71902-8
ISSN: 2315-0807
Theme: General and regional statistics
Collection: Statistical working papers