We've completed the addition of the July 2010 – present Russia Today (RT) English language backfile to the Television Explorer! Unfortunately, for those interested in the 2016 presidential election, there is a gap in coverage from September 2014 through June 2017 and some sporadic artifacts of double monitoring in some of the earlier coverage (though […]
We're excited today to announce the launch of the brand new Television Comparer! Using the same platform as the main Television Explorer, Television Comparer lets you compare multiple broadcast television news searches to examine how different topics are being covered. In the past, comparing coverage of different topics meant running them separately in the Television […]
We are incredibly excited to announce today the debut of the new 2.0 version of the Television Explorer, part of the GDELT Summary platform and using data from the Internet Archive's Television News Archive! You can go ahead and get started or read below for all of the new additions to the Explorer platform. Some […]
The Washington Post's Philip Bump uses the Television Explorer to track changing coverage of the national debt. Read The Full Article.
With the forthcoming release of the Television Explorer 2.0 platform, we are excited to announce the availability of our new Television Explorer Inventory Tables that detail the precise news programming from each station that was monitored by the Internet Archive's Television Archive in a given day (and thus searchable via the Television Explorer). The Internet Archive […]
We rely on a major third party email infrastructure vendor to send outgoing emails from the GDELT Analysis site and the vendor experienced a prolonged technical disruption over the past week and a half that has caused most GDELT Analysis submission emails not to be sent out. We have been working with the vendor and […]
As Facebook explores its role in democracy, perhaps it could start with building transparency and democracy within its own walled garden. Read The Full Article.
US Government agency websites hosted in the commercial cloud largely remained online during the government shutdown, while some agencies like NSF shut down their websites, citing cybersecurity risk, but left their cloud-hosted social media accounts online. Can the cloud save our government? Read The Full Article.
A new collaboration of the World Bank, WeRobotics and OpenAerialMap yields an open data challenge to create AI tools to automatically assess road and agricultural damage from natural disaster aerial imagery, illustrating the incredible potential of deep learning for humanitarian applications. Read The Full Article.
The Straits Times covers Facebook's struggle to respond to propaganda on its platform, using a number of quotes from Kalev in the article. Read The Full Article.
Facebook's new "trustworthy" news initiative seems at first glance to at long last democratize the decisions affecting its two billion users. However, upon closer inspection, the company's refusal to provide the demographics of its user sample suggests its just a ploy to appear a neutral platform. Read The Full Article.
The World Economic Forum surveys the state of counter-trafficking technology, mentioning GDELT. Read The Full Article.
The dearth of top AI researchers and training data has precluded most companies from fully leveraging deep learning. Google's new Cloud AutoML service finally makes creating the world's most advance deep learning models a "point and click" experience that creates "AI for everyone." Read The Full Article.
The Washington Post's Philip Bump used the Television Explorer to report how often President Trump was mentioned in the context of golfing in television news coverage. Read The Full Article.
Facebook is finally starting to charge brands an access fee for the right to step foot in its walled garden and speak to its audience of two billion people, while offering shelter from a troubling world, emphasizing escapism over enlightenment. Read The Full Article.
Silicon Valley Business Journal's Editor-in-Chief J. Jennings Moss included Kalev's Forbes column on its failed fake news initiative in his "Weekend reading list: 5 Silicon Valley stories that are worth your time." Read The Full Article.
The new year has given rise once again to claims that social media sites censor certain views. The truth is that our once-neutral communications mediums are now black boxes that actively decide what we can and cannot say and the web that was to tear down censorship has made it ever stronger. Read The Full […]
The digital revolution has both upended the traditional balance of power, granting private companies the power to censor governments, and reinforced the ultimate authority of governments as they pass new laws to force social media platforms to take action against oppressive speech. Read The Full Article.
Whether by air or by land, the data-driven navigational revolution made possible by GPS is confronting a public increasingly adverse to the ramifications of a more efficient society and pushing back, dreaming of the quaint quiet inefficient life of a previous era. Read The Full Article.
A colleague’s offhanded remark about spousal jealously over an AI home assistant raises fascinating questions about how these new devices may disrupt our interaction with those around us much as smartphones have turned us into a nation of digital zombies. Read The Full Article.
Hardware vulnerabilities lurking in plain sight for 20 years, military chip compromises, software backdoors, misconfigured cloud storage, breaches galore and a myriad sites where our most sensitive behavior is bought, sold and breached every day – is there any hope left for digital privacy? Read The Full Article.
An article in Columbia Journalism Review mentions how the Television Explorer is being used to understand media bias. Read The Full Article.
Last month Facebook quietly pivoted its “fake news” initiative, acknowledging the “backfire effect” the academic community had warned it about. Will Silicon Valley finally grow up to accept that there is much to be learned beyond its borders and that technology alone can't save the world? Read The Full Article.
Given the explosion of interest over the past year in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, as well as the broader applications of blockchain technology, we thought it would be useful to note that GDELT Summary can be used to track global coverage of any topic, including cryptographic currencies and their underlying technologies. Towards that end, we've […]