Facebook recently argued the technology doesn’t exist to scan its billions of posts for hate speech, but digital fingerprints and deep learning are already showing huge promise to combat online harassment. Read The Full Article.
Could deep learning and chatbots be used to eliminate hate speech and violent threats online by not only naming-and-shaming accounts but autonomously responding to them? Read The Full Article.
How statistical fallacies, predatory publishers and the lack of statistical and information literacy are all feeding the fake news machine. Read The Full Article.
Using the new Television Explorer, this article explores the polarization of today's media through the lens of agenda setting and how even traditionally neutral outlets like CNN have become far more polarized in today's political climate. Read The Full Article.
As the “rogue” movement continues to spread and accounts begin to fight with each other and conduct anonymous fundraising, will the movement fizzle out amongst scammers, trolls and infighting? Read The Full Article.
Lost in all the furor over the White House proposal to screen cell phones and social media at the border is that we’ve actually done it for years, but would expanding it really work? Read The Full Article.
The latest update to the Television Explorer debuted this morning, which added several new features: Hourly Timeline. Now when selecting a time period of 7 days or less, the timeline graph will switch from daily resolution to hourly resolution to make it possible to examine how coverage of a topic changed over the course of […]
As trusted authoritative scientific sources give way to anonymous “rogue” social media accounts, will we have to rethink how we talk about science? Read The Full Article.
As part of our transition of all of GDELT's current and forthcoming full text search features over to an ElasticSearch infrastructure, we are making some adjustments to how we handle foreign language search. Through its Translingual platform, GDELT today monitors and mass machine translates news coverage in 65 languages (plus an additional 35 lower volume […]
The intense popularity of these new “rogue” Twitter accounts presents unique challenges for the future of how government communicates with its citizens. In the week since its publication, this article has received more than 145,000 views and was even tweeted by both the @AltNatParkSer and @ActualEPAFacts accounts themselves. Read The Full Article.
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, […]