One of the most powerful features of GDELT Summary is the ability it gives you to search across the world's languages, offering familiar keyword searching across the English machine translations of worldwide news coverage in 65 languages. This ensures you are able to find coverage regardless of what country it was published in or what language […]
When displaying human-friendly results based on GDELT's data, its often useful to show the formal name of a news outlet instead of its domain name, such as "CNN" instead of "cnn.com" or "Washington Post" instead of "washingtonpost.com". Towards that end, we've released a new dataset that attempts to identify the short formal name of each […]
It was just this past January that the DOC 2.0 API was extended from searching just the last three months of coverage to searching a rolling window of the past full year of coverage. We're excited to announce today that instead of a rolling window of one year of coverage, the DOC 2.0 API will now […]
Having spent more than a decade mapping the world through the lens of textual geography, we've become fascinated with the hidden geography of language, especially the natural geographic affinity of individual words. Take the word "love." What might it look like if one was to take a large sample of all of the worldwide news […]
GDELT is used as one of the datasets being analyzed in a paper titled "Online Continuous-Time Tensor Factorization Based on Pairwise Interactive Point Processes" by Hongteng Xu, Dixin Luo and Lawrence Carin of Infinia ML, Inc and Duke University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will be presented at the 2018 International Joint Conference on Artificial […]
Given GDELT's incredibly unique ability to peer across the world's languages courtesy of its mass machine translation infrastructure, a common application is to compare coverage of major events in different countries. Doing so requires the ability to place news outlets geographically in space. At first glance, placing a news outlet on a map might seem […]
In 2015 we created a map of the geography of the world's media as seen through a year of GDELT's eyes, yielding a clickable map where you could see the top 5 outlets publishing the greatest volume of content about each city on earth. Today we've updated that analysis, enhancing it from a single absolute […]
While we tend to think of geographic locations as having just one name, in reality they can have dozens or even hundreds of alternative names, name variants and name transliterations. When geocoding a news article, GDELT records the location name as it appeared in the article, which is why we recommend using the FeatureID field […]
Using BigQuery To Make A 38 Year Timeline Of World Conflict From Half A Billion Records In 3 Seconds
Three years ago we showed off the results of a singularly incredible BigQuery query, courtesy of the one and only Felipe Hoffa, that processes the entire GDELT 1.0 Event database and compiles a timeline spanning the last four decades, listing the top five countries that experienced the greatest increase in their instability level each year. […]
Axios' Caitlin Owens uses the Television Explorer to chart how much attention Stormy Daniels got compared with health care reform and tax reform. Read The Full Article.
The New York Times' Jim Tankersley and Karl Russel used the Television Explorer to chart news coverage of "tax" versus "trade" on the major networks. Read The Full Article.
It was bad enough being Facebook’s lab rats, but now all two billion of us will be lab rats for hire for academics all over the world, while those same researchers will be granted open season to manipulate our elections and digital lives all in the name of science. Read The Full Article.
Would an "ad-free" Facebook really mean "surveillance free," does it really matter when the data brokers will continue buying and selling our data and will privacy belong only to the rich – no matter what, it is clear Facebook won’t give up its users’ data without a fight. Read The Full Article.
The U.S. House Of Representatives Committee On Energy And Commerce's April 9, 2018 memo titled "Hearing on “Facebook: Transparency and Use of Consumer Data.”" cited Kalev's Forbes article "Why Are We Only Now Talking About Facebook And Elections?" for background on the Obama campaign's use of Facebook harvesting. Read The Full Memo.
Kalev's piece introducing the new RealClearPolitics Fact Check Review and surveying some of its first findings. Read The Full Article.
The new RealClearPolitics Fact Check Review officially launched this morning. See The Fact Check Review. Learn About It.
Howard Kurtz previewed the new Real Clear Politics Fact Check Review on his show today. See The Video.
The OECD's Latin American Economic Outlook 2018 report includes a chart of global trade support created by BBVA using GDELT. Learn More. Read The Full Report.
Estonia's model of innovation, proactive legislation facilitating public discourse and absolute enshrinement of personal control, consent and transparency over data reminds us what we could learn from the pioneer of e-government and what a bright future in a digital-first society can look like. The story was widely tweeted, including by former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik […]
Perhaps in a world where social media platforms actually listened to the voices they were designed to empower, they could bring the planet’s seven and a half billion citizens together to build a shared, democratic, bright digital future filled with hope. Read The Full Article.
Zuckerberg is secretly airbrushing away his past, silently reaching into other peoples' private Messenger inboxes to selectively delete any imperfect traces of his past into the digital memory hole – even Orwell couldn't have imagined it better. Read The Full Article.
Kalev was interviewed this morning on South Korea's tbs eFM This Morning about the Facebook story. Listen to The Show. ("0405 News Focus 1 with Noam Cohen, Kalev Leetaru : Facebook scandal and user data security")
To Facebook we are all just data points to be secretly exploited, rather than human individuals whose informed consent must be gained – let's hope the future of data-driven medicine is more like Estonia's in which individuals have absolute ownership and control of their information. Read The Full Article.
If we are to have a societal reckoning about privacy, we need to stop talking just about Facebook and start talking about the myriad data brokers that buy and sell our digital selves every day and how we've become nothing but data for sale. Read The Full Article.