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Are Facebook's Disaster Maps The Ultimate Government Surveillance Tool In Disguise?

As governments become accustomed to turning to Facebook to map their citizens and understand their spatial patterns of life, troubling…

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Mueller Got More Attention Than Sri Lanka, Notre Dame Combined

As the Mueller report and its aftermath dominated the headlines once again this week, it can seem at times like…

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We Must Bring Libraries, Journalists And Technologists Together To Preserve Online News

How might technologists help the library and journalism worlds reimagine how they preserve online news? Read The Full Article

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FiveThirtyEight: How Cable News And The Polls Reacted To 2020 Campaign Announcements

FiveThiryEight's Laura Bronner examines how polls and media coverage responded to the Democratic 2020 campaign announcements. Read The Full Article.

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Crowdsourcing Vs Using AI-Codified Experts

Could the era of crowdsourcing finally be coming to a close through the confluence of an increasingly sensor-drenched world with…

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Are Smartphones Making "Fake News" And Disinformation Worse?

Smartphones' tiny screens and on-the-go usage promotes the very behaviors that help "fake news," misinformation, disinformation and foreign influence spread,…

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Public Crowdsourcing Vs Researchers In Libraries: Image Searching Lessons From World War II

Will the nascent world of deep learning image recognition help codify the vast knowledge of our professional image researchers and…

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FiveThirtyEight: Biden Was All Over Cable News Last Week – And So Was Anita Hill

Dhrumil Mehta examines the week in review of the major Democratic presidential candidates. Read The Full Article.

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Towards a Geographically Enriched Wikipedia: High Resolution Figures

In 2012 we explored the geography of the world through the eyes of Wikipedia and the broader field of fulltext…

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Global Twitter Heartbeat: High Resolution Figures

When it debuted in 2013, the Global Twitter Heartbeat was the first in-depth look at the geography of social media,…

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Culturomics 2.0: High Resolution Figures

When it debuted in 2011, Culturomics 2.0 profoundly reshaped how we think of conflict analysis and forecasting, garnering international fame,…

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The GDELT Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) At 1 Year: 100 Billion URLs

GDELT's Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) launched in March of last year, accumulating more than 35 billion URLs in just its first five…

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Twitter Sees Democracy Through The Lens Of 'Fake News' And That's Troubling

Twitter's view of content moderation is both fascinating in how it reveals the company's view of free speech in 2019…

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As The Government And Emergency Agencies Shift To Twitter What Happens To Those Left Behind?

It shouldn't be up to a private for-profit company to decide who has the right to call for help as…

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From Savior To Suppressor: Can Democracy Survive Social Media?

Social media has gone from being the great savoir of democracy to its ultimate suppressor, deciding who has a voice…

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Stopping Disinformation Requires Measuring And Understanding It Not Just Monitoring And Debunking It

Mitigating misinformation requires measuring and understanding it, not merely monitoring and debunking it. Read The Full Article.

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Does Biden's Candidacy Suggest #MeToo Impact Is Waning?

As Joe Biden enters the 2020 presidential race, his pattern of intimate physical greetings linger as a potential early liability,…

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As The Privacy Regulators Circle Facebook Is It Already Unstoppable?

To prevent regulation, Facebook could intervene in elections across the world to elect anti-regulation candidates, block elected officials from talking…

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SCMP: How China Is Looking Beyond Borders

The South China Morning Post republishes data from Brussels-based think tank Bruegel mapping global media sentiment towards China's Belt and…

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American Mathematical Society Covers Math Models

The American Mathematical Society's Public Awareness Officer Mike Breen writes about Kalev's Forbes article from earlier this month titled "Scientific…

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Twitter's Changing User Metrics Remind Us How Powerful The Reality Distortion Field Is

Twitter reminds us that perhaps Silicon Valley's greatest invention has not been any technological invention, but rather its perfection of…

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Will We Really Need Humans To Fix The Robots?

The accepted wisdom that the coming automation revolution will require an army of new human jobs to design, install and…

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A Reminder Than Social Media Platforms Are Now The Greatest Threat To Democracy

It is not foreign interference that is the greatest threat to our digital democracy, it is the social platforms themselves…

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What Is Democracy When Twitter Decides Who Speaks To The President?

One of the most overlooked elements of this brave new world of digital democracy and digital diplomacy is the degree…