Mitt Romney doesn't understand Venn diagrams

The Romney campaign have been making "venn diagrams". Oh dear.

Mitt Romney, clearly wanting some of the good vibes that Barack Obama gets from having a horde of talented young graphic designers donating their time for free, has produced an "infographic" demonstrating how Obama has failed to lower healthcare costs (despite being the from the party which stopped that happening, but that's by-the-by):

Except... Mittens, that isn't how a Venn Diagram works. The nice people at Upworthy made a primer to help you out:

It's really not very hard. You can even make your own until you're comfortable:

And once you've mastered the basics, you can even go for advanced Venn diagrams. For instance, in this one there is no overlap between the sets:

And this one has two completely overlapping sets; every member of one is a member of the other as well:

Venn diagrams are fun!

 

Mitt Romney. Photograph: Getty Images

Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter.

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Who are the people the US president follows on Twitter?

The US president Donald Trump is known for his free use of the social media platform Twitter.

Since taking office in January, the president has notably continued to use his own Twitter account @realDonaldTrump instead of switching to the official @POTUS account, instead choosing to tweet his views to his 24.9m followers.

Of the 43 accounts Trump is following, Piers Morgan, the British media personality, has the most followers, clocking in at 5.52m.

Roll over the table below to see how who these 43 people are - or read the whole story at Verdict.co.uk.