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What Wikipedia's Daily Mail 'Ban' Tells Us About The Future Of Online Censorship

If just 50 people can vote to effectively blacklist an entire news outlet from Wikipedia without any data-driven analysis, what…

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Alphabet's Project Shield And Eliminating DDOS Attacks On Free Speech

How Alphabet’s Jigsaw is working to save free speech in an era where DDOS attacks are increasingly being used to…

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What Tallinn Manual 2.0 Teaches Us About The New Cyber Order

What the latest iteration of the iconic Tallinn Manual on the laws of cyberwar teaches us about a future in…

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Using Digital Fingerprints And Deep Learning To Fight Online Harassment

Facebook recently argued the technology doesn’t exist to scan its billions of posts for hate speech, but digital fingerprints and…

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Fighting Social Media Hate Speech With AI-Powered Bots

Could deep learning and chatbots be used to eliminate hate speech and violent threats online by not only naming-and-shaming accounts…

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Lies, Damned Lies And Statistics: How Bad Statistics Are Feeding Fake News

How statistical fallacies, predatory publishers and the lack of statistical and information literacy are all feeding the fake news machine….

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How much coverage did CNN actually devote to Clinton’s emails? Here’s the data.

Using the new Television Explorer, this article explores the polarization of today's media through the lens of agenda setting and…

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The Rogue Wars: When The "Rogue" Twitter Accounts Start Fighting And Fundraising

As the “rogue” movement continues to spread and accounts begin to fight with each other and conduct anonymous fundraising, will…

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We Already Screen Cell Phones At The Border, Will Social Media Be Any Different?

Lost in all the furor over the White House proposal to screen cell phones and social media at the border…

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Television Explorer Hourly Timeline, Boolean OR and Increased JSON Cap

The latest update to the Television Explorer debuted this morning, which added several new features: Hourly Timeline. Now when selecting…

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How The 'Rogue' Twitter Accounts Rewrote How We Communicate Science In The Social Era

As trusted authoritative scientific sources give way to anonymous “rogue” social media accounts, will we have to rethink how we…

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Changes To How GDELT Handles Full Text Search

As part of our transition of all of GDELT's current and forthcoming full text search features over to an ElasticSearch…

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What The 'Rogue' EPA, NPS and NASA Twitter Accounts Teach Us About The Future Of Social

The intense popularity of these new “rogue” Twitter accounts presents unique challenges for the future of how government communicates with…

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153 Forbes Articles And Counting

We're excited to announce that as of this afternoon, GDELT Founder Kalev Leetaru has written 153 articles for Forbes over…

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Why Are We So Afraid Of Petabytes?

Silicon Valley has commoditized the petabyte, yet why is the broader data science community still stuck in the gigabyte era?…

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Building An ElasticSearch Cluster To Search The Planet

When it comes to exploring patterns in GDELT’s immense data archives stretching back two centuries, nothing on this earth can…

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What If Facebook And Twitter Made You Read An Article Before You Could Share It?

Could social media platforms require users to prove they read an article before they could share it and would this…

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Why Aren't We Doing More With Our Web Archives?

Archives of the web like the Internet Archive offer us an incredible glimpse into the digitization of human society, so…

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When Cybersecurity Meets Physical Security

As the physical world becomes ever-more-enmeshed in the virtual one, securing the physical world requires much greater attention to the…

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Do Social Media Platforms Really Care About Online Abuse?

Without greater incentives to fight online abuse, it is unlikely that we will see much in the way of a…

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What If Deep Learning Was Given Command Of A Botnet?

The intersection of deep learning and cybersecurity has to date focused largely on defensive applications, but what might the offensive…

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Why 2016 Was Not The Year Of Virtual Reality

Virtual reality still has many obstacles to overcome before mainstream adoption, from hardware cost to a lack of content to…

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What Reaction To The Russian Hacking Report Teaches Us About Data Science

A key takeaway from global reaction to the US Government’s report on Russian hacking is that as data scientists we…

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The Real Russian Hacking Story: A Nation Underdefended From Cyberattack

Instead of focusing on whether or to what degree Russian hackers targeted the US election, why aren’t we talking about…