Nate Silver viral map

Nate Silver viral map

Anthony Robinson viral map research

Penn State geographer Anthony Robinson says we don't really understand what causes maps such as this one sent out by FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver in 2016 to go viral. Robinson said understanding this is important for improving the usability and impact of maps as well as distinguishing maps used for misinformation from those with a legitimate purpose.

IMAGE: FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver