Sometimes it’s hard to know what statistics are worthy of trust. But we shouldn’t count out stats altogether. Instead, we should learn to look behind them. In this delightful, hilarious talk, data journalist Mona Chalabi shares handy tips to help question, interpret and truly understand what the numbers are saying.

By: Mona Chalabi

This video is shared under a Creative Commons license (BY-NC-ND 4.0). Please visit This TED Talk originally appeared on TEDNYC in February 2017.