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Posted on: September 16, 2020 at 11:54:39 CT
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Basically, every natural occurring data set follows this law. What the law says is that in every data set, the first digit of any number will be a 1 30% of the time. It'll be a 2 about 18% of the time, 3 12% and on down to 9 at 5%. Essentially, no data set is "random". They provided countless examples that follow it and how to spot fakes.

The most interesting of all of them is their look at Facebook in regards to number of friends. If you put all your friends number of friends into a spreadsheet, it'll follow Benford's law. That's the case for nearly EVERY Facebook member. So they looked at the small subset of Facebook members where it didn't follow Benford's Law, and they were all Russian bots.
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Has anyone heard about Benford's Law? - kmawv8 MU - 9/16 11:48:31
     Is that who makes the best tools in the Great Lakes - dangertim MU - 9/16 12:37:03
          No, thats Binford (nm) - kmawv8 MU - 9/16 13:20:44
     No(nm) - SabertoothTiger MU - 9/16 12:31:31
     Yes, it's a very real thing - BigDave MU - 9/16 11:54:57
          I hate that term. Inefficient. Should be called - TigerJackSwartz MU - 9/16 12:20:14
               seconded (nm) - lqf2b8 MU - 9/16 12:21:22
          Yeah, apparently the IRS uses it, but won't say they're - kmawv8 MU - 9/16 11:55:52
               is that the thing about the frequency of digits that occure - dangertim MU - 9/16 12:49:12
                    The sound effects on that angers me (nm) - lqf2b8 MU - 9/16 13:40:48
                         where the **** is the 7 in the picture? Why is it not there(nm) - lqf2b8 MU - 9/16 13:56:05
                              the kid on the first part is a teenager now(nm) - lqf2b8 MU - 9/16 13:57:41
                    actually the above was my second favorite - dangertim MU - 9/16 12:53:01
     evidently Netflix has, but I haven't(nm) - tigerinhogtown STL - 9/16 11:50:25
          It's very interesting. - kmawv8 MU - 9/16 11:54:39
               can we use this to guess the showcase showdown? - colonel angus beef KC - 9/16 12:50:41
                    That's why they always bid "One Dollar". - dangertim MU - 9/16 12:54:08
                         whats that thing at the end where they have to guess - colonel angus beef KC - 9/16 12:55:17
                              no you're right, that was the showcase showdown. - dangertim MU - 9/16 12:55:54
               So why can't the Russians just program the bots to follow - Carlos Rossi KC - 9/16 12:20:10
                    They could, but the idea or the law says that it only - kmawv8 MU - 9/16 13:15:29
                    In mother russia the bots program you (nm) - lqf2b8 MU - 9/16 12:21:59
                         My questions seemed to have taken some of or all of the - Carlos Rossi KC - 9/16 12:26:54
          this is what it means... - colonel angus beef KC - 9/16 11:52:09




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