A look at how modern journalistic practice from the inverted pyramid to writing for one’s audience to skipping complex detail has been successfully weaponized by clickbait and fake news to great success. Read The Full Article.
Kalev was interviewed for an ABC News Live story on fake news alongside Pierre Thomas, ABC News' senior justice correspondent. View The Full Story.
Kicking off a week-long visit in Estonia, Kalev gave a public lecture in the main auditorium of the Estonian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs on the world of big data. Learn More.
Patrick van Bergen wrote this great article showing how to analyze GDELT in PHP using BigQuery! Read The Full Article.
Networks, Big Data, and Intermedia Agenda Setting: An Analysis of Traditional, Partisan, and Emerging Online U.S. News
This fascinating study by Chris J. Vargo and Lei Guo, published in the December 1st issue of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, uses GDELT to explore agenda setting in the new online news landscape. Read The Full Paper. Read The Press Release.
While it sounds technically easy to block “fake” news, the reality is much more complex, as much of “fake” news is actually unorthodox interpretation of available information. Read The Full Article.
What being accidently checked out of a hotel this week teaches about the tension of authentication and user experience and how data is used for marketing rather than security. Read The Full Article.
Based on fantastic feedback we've heard from many of you, today we've released an updated version of the VGKG 2.0 system that now embeds the complete identifier for each metadata tag. Previously only the root tag name was listed, which meant that when a tag existed in multiple metadata specifications or in multiple documents or […]
What the election teaches us about understanding data and selecting the right data sources and the role of filter bubbles in constraining our use of data. Read The Full Article.
As more and more prognosticators claim that AI will replace human jobs, what does the future hold for humanity? Read The Full Article.
Much of the tech press this week argued how trivial technology made it for the FBI to review the 650,000 emails, yet this reflects one of the biggest problems with the tech world today: too much trust in technology. Read The Full Article.
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores how all data has a huge number of assumptions built into it and why we must stop thinking of data as “truth." Read The Article.
Kalev gave the opening keynote on Friday at the Charleston Conference in the stunning Gaillard Center performance hall in South Carolina, speaking about the evolving role of libraries in the emerging world of data intensive research. Learn More.
Kalev spoke at World Affairs' 70th annual event in San Franciso last week on the evolving world of cyberwarfare and especially the concept of cyber first strike. Learn More.
Kalev's latest piece explores how the centralization of the web into a handful of social media walled gardens sets a dangerous precedent towards the restriction and potential destruction of free speech online. Read the Full Article.
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores the DDOS attack against Dyn in the context of how the evolving world of cyber warfare is changing the balance of online power. Read the Full Article.
Linwood Creekmore created this neat Python-based framework that pulls GDELT 1.0 and 2.0 data into Python Pandas and R dataframes using large numbers of parallel requests to the CSV files. Github Page. Pypi Page.
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores the burgeoning world of electronic surveillance. Read the Full Article.
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores how as the web centralizes towards a handful of walled gardens, Facebook's central role in determining what we see online could allow it to kill off Wikileaks. Read the Full Article.
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores 48 hours of the GDELT Visual Knowledge Graph (VGKG)'s new EXIF metadata extraction. Read the Full Article.
In support of its global geocoding efforts, GDELT maintains gazetteers containing several hundred million names for locations on earth across all of the languages it monitors. These range from myriad transliterations and common name variants to inflected and localized forms. When it records a geographic mention in the GKG or EVENTS databases, GDELT stores the […]
Following the template laid out in our BigQuery+UDF One Minute Maps, today we unveil a map that offers a glimpse into global violence against women and sexual violence. Each dot on the map represents a location with at least 25 articles discussing violence against women or sexual violence from February 2015 through October 17, 2016. […]
In the two weeks since the new Visual Knowledge Graph 2.0 (VGKG 2.0) debuted, it has been incredibly exciting to watch the statistics of what it is able to compute about the world's images. In particular, extracting all of the embedded metadata fields hidden in each image file is offering a fascinating enhanced look at […]
Kalev presented today at "Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving Online News" on the UCLA campus about GDELT's collaboration with the Internet Archive to preserve the world's online news media. Learn More.