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Fair Warning - Lunar missions, President Clinton, and Amazon at 25

Hello! Fair Warning is back! Last week I thought I would be able to get a short version off on the Su
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Fair Warning - Lunar missions, President Clinton, and Amazon at 25
By Sophie Warnes • Issue #87 • View online
Hello! Fair Warning is back! Last week I thought I would be able to get a short version off on the Sunday before flying to Malaga for the European Data and Computational Journalism Conference. But in between preparing for a gig, having my family stay the weekend, and flying to Spain, I had no time to work on it.
The good news is that the conference was brilliant, people liked our talk about chatbots, and I met interesting people and learned a few things.
For the first time ever, I’m writing this in the hipster coffee shop in my building. Proof!

Over the pond
If everyone had voted, Hillary Clinton would probably be president
Elsewhere
Increase in rents in Germany
Odds and ends
Amazon at 25: The story of a giant
Bad chart of the week
I say this with some trepidation because I actually quite like sankey diagrams and I also like FiveThirtyEight a lot but this particular vis seems far too messy.
FiveThirtyEight used a sankey diagram to show where voters shifted their loyalty between the debates - fair enough. But there are so many Dem candidates that it’s extremely hard to see what’s going on beyond Joe Biden leaking votes to Kamala Harris.
It was criticised on DataIsUgly because it’s a bit of a mess, but seems to have divided opinion. I’m going to say this is not a ‘bad’ chart but perhaps not the best execution of a really good idea. The data is certainly interesting!
That’s everything for this issue. I couldn’t find many UK based pieces, so if you found any, please do share! As always, it would be great if you could forward this to interested friends/family/colleagues. Also, you can support Fair Warning on Patreon or buy me a coffee if you enjoy reading it most weeks.
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