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Journalists Fall for ‘Completely Fake’ Stats About Sexism in Tech


By —— Bio and Archives--February 19, 2019

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Last week, the New York Times published an article claiming, “In a 2016 experiment conducted by the tech recruiting firm Speak With a Geek, 5,000 résumés with identical information were submitted to firms. When identifying details were removed from the résumés, 54 percent of the women received interview offers; when gendered names and other biographical information were given, only 5 percent of them did.”

The validity of these statistics which subsequently went viral on social media, however, were called into question by Vox staff writer Kelsey Piper.—More…

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