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Statistics professor banned from google account for Hate Facts
Posted 8/22/17 , edited 8/22/17

runec wrote:

I was not applying my "logic". I was stating what happened.

So unless my "logic" is the ability to observe events in sequence?




You implied that was not the reason google shut it down because they didn't specifically say so. That's the logic I'm talking about.

Just curious, what is the real reason, since you seem to be of the mind that his work wasn't.
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Posted 8/22/17 , edited 8/22/17
this seems to be his page about election statistics, in case anyone's interested. apparently, he was able to predict Trump's victory using machine learning, and taking gdp/capita growth into account.



First, there were 20 states -plus Washington- with above average GDP per capita (above $50k).
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The model near-perfectly predicts Trump winning the 8 states where the unemployment rate dropped no more than 1.8% since the last election
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Second, there were 30 states with below average GDP per capita (below $50k). Of those:
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The model near-perfectly predicts Trump winning the 28 states where the unemployment rate dropped no more than 4.6% since the last election.

Trump was expected to win at least 36 states - which would mean he was very likely to win the election - and he eventually did.
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Posted 8/22/17 , edited 8/22/17

Amyas_Leigh wrote:
You implied that was not the reason google shut it down because they didn't specifically say so. That's the logic I'm talking about.

Just curious, what is the real reason, since you seem to be of the mind that his work wasn't.


I made no such implication. I stated that the idea he was banned for his work was his own reasoning for why Google banned him. Google never gave any reason. I said this distinction was important because some people would inevitably get carried away with this story.

As for why, I couldn't tell you. Judging by their silence I would hazard a guess that perhaps either a lower level staffer did it or an automated screening system of some sort did it. Then no one in a position of importance noticed until it turned into a minor shit storm on social media.
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Posted 11/7/17 , edited 11/7/17
Closed because OP nuked.
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