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Article assumes internet users are a truthful source to sample.

Posted by ssingh526 on 05 Apr 2019 at 17:42 GMT

As it is well known, many people use the internet for fun and will answer dishonestly to surveys because they enjoy manipulating results. These people often say they are doing it for the "lols". For example in 2012 when singer Taylor Swift hosted a poll to choose a US school to perform at, internet users voted for a school for the deaf on mass pushing it to number one. Many other examples of this is known. Because of this I do not believe Littman can even in good faith make the claim that all or even most of the respondents are parents. Let alone parents of children who self identify as transgender. It may be more likely that they are simply internet trolls who wanted to manipulate the result of a study for the "lols".

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