We're excited to announce that as of this afternoon, GDELT Founder Kalev Leetaru has written 153 articles for Forbes over the past year and a half, covering everything from using big data to understand global society to the limits of social media monitoring to history as data to asking why the world of data has […]
Silicon Valley has commoditized the petabyte, yet why is the broader data science community still stuck in the gigabyte era? Read The Full Article.
When it comes to exploring patterns in GDELT’s immense data archives stretching back two centuries, nothing on this earth can come close to the power of Google BigQuery for its ability to bring to bear raw brute force capable of table scanning a petabyte in just under 4 minutes. What happens after you have that […]
Could social media platforms require users to prove they read an article before they could share it and would this eliminate clickbait, end “fake news” and improve online information literacy? Read The Full Article.
Archives of the web like the Internet Archive offer us an incredible glimpse into the digitization of human society, so why are so few researchers making use of these incredible collections? Read The Full Article.
As the physical world becomes ever-more-enmeshed in the virtual one, securing the physical world requires much greater attention to the cyber one. Read The Full Article.
Without greater incentives to fight online abuse, it is unlikely that we will see much in the way of a crackdown on social media trolling, as even the most abusive of posts generate ad revenue Read The Full Article.
The intersection of deep learning and cybersecurity has to date focused largely on defensive applications, but what might the offensive future of deep learning cyberwarfare look like? Read The Full Article.
Virtual reality still has many obstacles to overcome before mainstream adoption, from hardware cost to a lack of content to deeper issues like VR. Read The Full Article.
A key takeaway from global reaction to the US Government’s report on Russian hacking is that as data scientists we must be far more careful about segmenting our supporting evidence by strength and confidence. Read The Full Article.
Instead of focusing on whether or to what degree Russian hackers targeted the US election, why aren’t we talking about how those hackers were able to target the birthplace of the modern Internet? Read The Full Article.
As part of the latest release of the Television Explorer, the volume timeline now supports interactive time zooming in which you can click-drag your mouse to highlight a particular portion of the timeline and the system will automatically launch a new search that zooms into just that period of time. Often when running 2009-present searches, […]
We're excited to announce that with the Internet Archive's recent addition of BBC News to its monitoring archive, the Television Explorer now includes BBC as an available station under its new "International Networks" collection (available under the Television Network dropdown). BBC is our first true international station available in the Television Explorer and we are […]
In addition to the Television Explorer's new Top Terms Word Cloud, we are also excited today to announce the release of the new Top Clips feature, which displays the top 50 matching clips most relevant to your search. The previous version of the Television Explorer only displayed a bulleted list of links to relevant clips, […]
We are immensely excited to announce today the latest version of our new Television Explorer, a collaboration with the Internet Archive to explore more than 2 million hours of American television news back to 2009. This new version of the Explorer takes the top 50 most relevant matching clips for any query and computes a […]
Taken together, the Internet Archive’s new Trump Archive and its 20-year US Government web archive offer a vision of a future of unprecedented transparency in which public office holders will have their entire public careers archived from television to social to the web. This article was also a Forbes "Editor's Pick." Read the Full Article.
How the Internet Archive’s historical snapshots of the Post’s story on Russian hackers undermined the Post’s defense and shed light into how poor fact checking can be at major newspapers. Kalev's second piece of the year has garnered more than 78,000 shares in its first week and follows up on his previous look at how […]
Michael Fitzgerald's article "What Drives Successful Crowdsourcing?" in the January-February 2017 issue of Harvard Magazine mentions the GDELT Project. Read The Full Article.
What the Washington Post’s rush to be the first to report on Russian hackers breaching the US power grid teaches us about how “breaking news” can all too often become “fake news” when we over-trust government sources and fail to verify facts. Kalev's first article of the new year garnered more than 173,000 views in […]
We're tremendously excited to announce today the new Top Trending Topics system of the Television Explorer. Each morning the system scans the full raw closed captioning of all monitored national stations and computes a massive ngram table over all of that material. After more than a week of intensive benchmarking, we've settled on 4-grams (four word ngrams) as […]
Facebook’s forthcoming “fake news” tools are based on the assumption that journalists, academics and fact checkers can be plugged into technology to save the day, but it turns out that is a flawed premise. Read The Full Article.
What happens to free speech in a world where a small group of elites decide what is true and what is false in the midst of a million shades of gray? Read The Full Article.
How the massive datasets that fuel the big data revolution are leaving Africa behind. Read The Full Article.
Pulling back the curtain, we find that the fact checkers may not be as open and transparent as we thought. Read The Full Article.