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The Problem With Fact Checking Whether ISIS Is 'Defeated'

Today a PolitiFact fact check caught my eye: "Mike Pence wrong that ISIS has been defeated." Assigned a rating of…

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WashPost: On Fox, A Lot More Discussion Of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Than Steve King

The Washington Post's Philip Bump explores television network coverage of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez versus Steve King. Read The Full Article.

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United's Apple Disclosure Reminds Us About The Value Of Offline Data

How long it will take for the companies we do business with in the offline world, from our grocery stores…

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A Reminder That Machine Learning Is About Correlations Not Causation

Lost amongst the hype and hyperbole surrounding machine learning today, especially deep learning, is the critical distinction between correlation and…

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Why Machine Learning Needs Semantics Not Just Statistics

A critical distinction between machines and humans is the way in which we reason about the world: humans through high…

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Is Ocasio-Cortez's Media Star Already Losing Its Luster?

Since achieving overnight stardom last June, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become a news and social media darling of the left,…

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DOC 2.0 API Now Supports NEAR and REPEAT Operators

We're excited to announce that the DOC 2.0 API now supports two new search operators: NEAR and REPEAT. The NEAR operator…

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We Need to Know More About Facebook and the Fact Checkers

One of the great ironies of the fact-checking enterprise is that despite their mission to bring transparency and truth to…

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In The Cloud Era Why Do Government Websites Still Go Dark During Shutdowns?

Why does the US Government still disable websites during shutdowns? Compared with a year ago, more agency websites have remained…

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WashPost: Why U.S. Universities Are Shutting Down China-Funded Confucius Institutes

A piece in today's Washington Post's Monkey Cage uses GDELT to explore media tone towards China and its Confucius Institutes….

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Chicago Tribune Summarizes RealClearPolitics Blue Wave Commentary

Page 13 of today's print edition of the Chicago Tribune includes an excerpted summary of the RealClearPolitics commentary "Media's 'Blue…

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Using 'Big Data' And AI To Understand The Patterns Of Our History And Tell Us About Our Future

Perhaps the ultimate contribution of the web will be to connect us not through our social media platforms, but rather…

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A Conflict Timeline Of Syria 1979-2019

When we first launched the GDELT Analysis Service, one of the early visualizations we released was our Conflict Timeline, which…

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Why Are We Still Using Keyword Searches Half A Century Later?

One of the most remarkable but forgotten stories of the digital revolution is that for all the change wrought by…

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Big Insights Not Big Data: Why We Should Stop Talking About File Size

In our data-driven arms race, we've lost track of the simple fact that "big data" came into being to yield…

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How Do We Define 'Big Data' And Just What Counts As A 'Big Data' Analysis?

What does it mean to do "big data" in 2019 and just what is "big data?" There are no easy…

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WashPost: Why Do These Activists Publish People's Addresses But Fear The Same Treatment?

The Washington Post's Rachel Kurzius quotes Kalev in her piece on the state of doxxing, where he builds on his…

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Minow's 'Wasteland': How The Web's Problems Are Those Of Television Half A Century Ago

Looking closely at the rise of television and its devolution towards unadulterated commercialism, we see the trajectory of the web…

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Moving Beyond Social Media Towards News As "Big Data" In The Cloud Era

Today we typically equate "big data" and "social media" but that is largely because of social data's widespread machine-friendly availability,…

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What 76 Billion URLs Can Tell Us About The Lifespan Of A Link On A News Website Homepage

Using 76 billion URLs to study the digital ecology of online journalism, we can chart the lifespan of a link…

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Vox: 3 Charts That Show How Trump And Fox News Made The Shutdown About The Border

Vox's Alvin Chang explores how the major television networks covered the 2013 and 2018-2019 US government shutdowns. Read The Full…

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A Look At Frontpage Link Lifespan Through 10 Months Of The Global Frontpage Graph (GFG)

Shortly after the launch of the GDELT Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) last March we explored the average lifespan of a…

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The GDELT Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) At 10 Months: 76 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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Preserving Online News In An Ephemeral Web: A Look At Four Months Of Global Digital Journalism

As online journalism has rapidly risen into a dominant distribution format over the past quarter century, what does its ephemeral…