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Mapping News Outlets: How Different Data Gives Different Perspectives

When mapping the locations of the world’s news outlets, the difference between geographic focus and geographic location offers a powerful…

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The Problem With Using AI To Fight Terrorism On Social Media

Social media has a terrorism problem, but the platforms’ overreliance on AI is blinding them, public confusion and lack of…

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Online Continuous-Time Tensor Factorization Based on Pairwise Interactive Point Processes

GDELT is used as one of the datasets being analyzed in a paper titled "Online Continuous-Time Tensor Factorization Based on…

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Mapping The Media: A Geographic Lookup Of GDELT's Sources

Given GDELT's incredibly unique ability to peer across the world's languages courtesy of its mass machine translation infrastructure, a common…

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Mapping The 2015-2018 Media Geography In One Line of SQL

In 2015 we created a map of the geography of the world's media as seen through a year of GDELT's…

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Geographic FeatureID To Common Name Crosswalk May 2018 Update

While we tend to think of geographic locations as having just one name, in reality they can have dozens or…

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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…

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WashPost: What Elected Officials Are Talking About Vs. What's On Cable News

The Washington Post's Philip Bump explores the differences in what politicians are talking about versus what cable television news is…

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What Facebook's Security Double Standard Tells Us About How It Views User Privacy

In the aftermath of accusations a Facebook security employee was misusing his access to stalk women, it turns out the…

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Google's New AI Assistant Shows Machines Can Now Ask For Information On Their Own

Google’s new Duplex AI assistant opens up an entirely new world of conversational systems that can interact autonomously with humans…

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How Do We Know AI Is Making Social Media Safer Instead Of Helping Terrorists?

Social media platforms like Facebook are increasingly betting their futures on AI-powered moderation, but could those tools actually be making…

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How Fox News Has Been Ignoring The Stormy Daniels Story, In 3 Charts

Vox's Alvin Chang explores how the networks have been covering the Stormy Daniels story. Read The Full Article.

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Will The EU's Data Protection Act Actually Lead To Less Online Privacy?

GDPR's rollout is not only rolling back the prior protections its citizens enjoyed, but is firmly entrenching, under legal protection,…

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Why Can't Facebook's Facial Recognition Stop Impersonation Accounts?

Last year Facebook tried reframing facial recognition from a privacy debate into a major security tool that would stop fraudulent…

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RealClearPolitics: Fact-Checking: A Business or a Public Service?

Kalev's latest RealClearPolitics piece is an interview with PolitiFact Editor Angie Holan to explore her take on the fact checking…

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Why Are Academics Upset With Facebook's New Privacy Rules?

Even as Cambridge University's ethics panel rejected Kogan’s Facebook research for lacking informed consent, the academic community condemns Facebook’s new…

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What The Alleged Facebook Stalker Teaches Us About Our Online Privacy

The story of a Facebook security engineer fired for allegedly stalking women online and potentially exploiting his privileged access to…

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Companies Need To Start Reporting What AI Gets Wrong, Not Just What It Does Right

As AI becomes the go-to tool of the online world, companies are reporting only their successes, while the public and…

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Facebook's 1984-Themed Effort To Decide What News Is 'Trustworthy' Goes Live

Facebook quietly announced this week that its secret news outlet ranking is now live and being actively used to “boost”…

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RealClearPolitics: Seeding a Fact-Checking Conversation: Claims & Ratings

Kalev's latest RealClearPolitics piece explores the Washington Post's take on fact checking claims and ratings. Read The Full Article.

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Axios: How The Health Care Debate Faded

Axios charts how television news coverage of the health care debate faded over 2017 and early 2018. Read The Full…

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Axios: Stormy Daniels wins TV war: overshadows taxes, health care

Axios' Caitlin Owens uses the Television Explorer to chart how much attention Stormy Daniels got compared with health care reform…

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New York Times: No One’s Talking About the New Tax Law

The New York Times' Jim Tankersley and Karl Russel used the Television Explorer to chart news coverage of "tax" versus…

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Is Facebook's New Academic Initiative Even More Frightening Than Its Own Research?

It was bad enough being Facebook’s lab rats, but now all two billion of us will be lab rats for…