Bar graph 52% vs 48%

And, surprise, surprise, that there Elon Musk has invited everybody’s least favourite uncle, Donald Trump, back onto Twitter.

What is it about polls that should never be called that causes them to end up at a 52:48% split of opinion? And then for some idiot to decide to take terrible decisions based upon it? 

Goodness me, if the decision to reintroduce Trump into Twitter turns out to be as terrible as Brexit, we can all expect the future of the platform to be dire indeed.

I do find Elon Musk‘s announcement tweet amusing though. As he says:

Vox Populi, Vox Dei

he seems to ignore (intentially?) the whole verse is:

Vox Populi, Vox Dei. Audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit.

Which, in total, translates as “The voice of the people is the voice of God. And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness“ 

This is true for Trump and it is true for Brexit. 

Don’t ask the people - the people are dumb.