Data in the News

The Data in the News Series looks at current events through the lens of data. We look at interesting quantifiable trends, find new and sometimes spurious correlations, and analyze data-based claims made by politicians and public figures.

STUDY: Slow Internet Can Cost Households Hundreds of Hours of Loading and Buffering a Year

How to Optimize Your Internet for Working from Home

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REPORT: The Average Cable Bill Now Exceeds All Other Household Utility Bills Combined

Report: Interest in Disney+ Is Collapsing, Netflix Sees Slight Increase

The Disney+ Streaming Catalog is Still Less Than 15% of Netflix’s Total Library

WeWork CEO’s Golden Parachute Could Fund Four Years of Severance for Upcoming Layoffs

SURVEY: Parents of Teens Are Familiar with YouTube, Facebook, Not With TikTok, Snapchat

Analysis: Unequal Media Coverage Signals Bad News for Biden, Good News for Sanders, Warren, and Harris