Fake News

BBC Admits Story About Women Coders Was Fake News

On 12 February 2016, the  BBC published an article with the ridiculous headline “Women write better code, study suggests“. This claim was a BBC exaggeration of an already questionable study, based on pull requests to Git Hub, a site which doesn’t even mention the gender of its users.The non peer-reviewed paper and the BBC’s cherry-picking of its findings was almost instantly and comprehensively debunked online.

Source: BBC admits its viral “women write better code” story was fake news | hequal

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