CuriousGnu used BigQuery put together a set of fantastic maps in CartoDB using GDELT to map the average tone of the media coverage of each country around the world about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, producing some fascinating findings! At the most obvious level, the world's media seems to like Trump a lot less than […]
Kalev gave the opening keynote of the second day of Data Summit 2016 in New York City last week, speaking on the power of big data to reshape how we understand the world around us. Learn More. Conference Program. Keynote Writeup.
Kalev's latest Forbes story "Is Facebook's Trending Topics Biased Against Africa And The Middle East?" includes a map of the geographic footprint of the 1,000 media outlets powering Facebook's Trending Topics module, visualizing the tremendous Western bias in the list and the tremendous paucity of outlets in Africa and the Middle East. Read the Article […]
Kalev spoke yesterday at the Modeling Science, Technology & Innovation Conference held at the National Academies building here in DC. Read More.
Kalev's latest story for Forbes explores how the media list that powers Facebook's Trending Topics module appears to have been constructed as the top 1,000 media properties ranked by total online traffic, necessarily creating an enormous bias towards Western news outlets and the perils of monitoring news versus monitoring society. Read the Full Article.
Kalev's latest story for Forbes explores what happens as smart cities recognize the value of the data they hold and whether governments could see reselling their citizens' most intimate data as a potential revenue source. Read the Full Article.
Kalev's latest story for Forbes explores how AI and new semantic elements like Google's knowledge panels are reshaping how machines decide what we see online. Read the Full Article.
Kalev's latest story for Forbes explores the bias in Facebook's Trending Topics module against news outlets in Africa and the Middle East and offers a cautionary tale to those who would try to quickly build a global media monitoring system from scratch and think it is easy to monitor the whole planet. Read the Full […]
Kalev's latest Forbes story explores how unconscious bias plays a key role in undermining human-powered analytic projects. Read the Full Article.
Kalev's latest story for Forbes explores the Gizmodo report that Facebook's Trending Topics module may be censoring stories of interest to conservative readers. Read the Full Article.
Kalev's latest Forbes story explores social media in the era of surveillance and how Twitter cut off access by the US intelligence community to a key Twitter-coowned analytics property. Read the Full Article.
Kalev's latest Forbes story explores what the new Ghostbusters movie and Trump's status as Republican nominee teaches us about the perils of data analysis. Read the Full Article.
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores what the February 2016 cyber heist of the Bangladesh central bank via a compromise of their SWIFT-connected computers tells us about the future of cybersecurity and cyberwarfare. Read The Full Article.
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores how the explosion of mobile phone cameras is generating a world in which Facebook alone hosted more than a quarter trillion photographs in 2013, but what are we really capturing about the world and how will we preserve all of those images into the future? Read The Full Article.
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores why we increasingly trust technology over our own intuition. Read The Full Article.
Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores how the internet revolution is changing how we consume and interact with books. Read the Full Article.
Kalev's latest piece for Forbes explores how much cell phones have changed daily life. Read the Full Article.
Kalev's latest piece for Forbes, "The Future Of Open Access: Why Has Academia Not Embraced The Internet Revolution?" explores the open access revolution in academic publishing. It was even tweeted by PLOS. Read the Full Article.
Yahoo News used GDELT's 2016 Candidate Television Tracker, which uses data from the Internet Archive's Television News Archive, to comment on Trump's television coverage as part of his live analysis of the April 26th primaries. Read More. (Search for "Internet Archive" in the article)
The American Enterprise Institution (AEI) recently published a study in the April 25, 2016 issue of National Review exploring liberal versus conservative television news coverage of Trump's campaign, uncovering some fascinating findings, including that liberal television networks emphasized Trump more heavily than conservative networks in the first half of his campaign, while coverage has become nonpartisan starting […]
Following in the footsteps of our February snapshot, we're releasing an April 2016 snapshot of the Visual Global Knowledge Graph (VGKG) by popular demand! This snapshot is in CSV format, one Article/Image per row, with the following columns (in order of appearance): DATE. (Timestamp in YYYYMMDDHHMMSS format to the nearest 15 minutes when the article […]
Nate Silver, the founder of FiveThirtyEight, used GDELT's 2016 Candidate Television Tracker, which uses data from the Internet Archive's Television News Archive, to comment on Trump's television coverage as part of his live analysis of the April 26th primaries. Read More. (Search for "GDELT" in the page)
We're enormously excited by the Big Data Viz Challenge, sponsored by Google and Tableau, and can't wait to see what some of the world's most talented data scientists and visualization experts are able to come up with! Learn More. Details.
This study by Kate Odziemkowska and Witold J. Henisz of the Wharton School use GDELT to explore dyadic stakeholder networks. Read the Full Paper.