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Bullshit 2.0

Bullshit 2.0
Bullshit 2.0
Bullshit has been theorised as a special epistemological category, focusing on lying and assertion, and its social function. This paper considers how the category applies in the big data world, to data, information and knowledge, where a lot of data purports to describe the world, but (when interpreted) is in fact bullshit. This is less of a data quality issue than about the sociology of data creation.
Bullshit, Data, Information, Knowledge, Ethics, truth, lying, deception, Data Science, Big Data
University of Southampton
O'Hara, Kieron
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O'Hara, Kieron
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O'Hara, Kieron (2018) Bullshit 2.0 Southampton. University of Southampton 7pp.

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Abstract

Bullshit has been theorised as a special epistemological category, focusing on lying and assertion, and its social function. This paper considers how the category applies in the big data world, to data, information and knowledge, where a lot of data purports to describe the world, but (when interpreted) is in fact bullshit. This is less of a data quality issue than about the sociology of data creation.

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Published date: August 2018
Keywords: Bullshit, Data, Information, Knowledge, Ethics, truth, lying, deception, Data Science, Big Data

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Local EPrints ID: 423231
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/423231
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ORCID for Kieron O'Hara: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9051-4456

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Date deposited: 19 Sep 2018 16:30
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:46

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