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Is Social Media Really A Public Space?

As politicians increasingly turn to social platforms to communicate with, and sometimes block, their constituents, how might these platforms reshape…

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In The Digital Era If It Hasn't Been Digitized Does It Even Exist?

As the world’s knowledge is increasingly mediated through computers, from fulltext search to online catalogs, will our non-digitized past fade…

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The Internet Made Information Free: Now It Has Come For Academic Research

A new study suggests that as much as two-thirds of contemporary research is now available for free download from Sci-Hub…

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From Subject To Soundbite, Results To Hype: Communicating Data Science

As data science goes mainstream, there is an increasing emphasis on focusing on the size of the data analyzed and…

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Should Open Access And Open Data Come With Open Ethics?

Despite growing calls for openness in academia from open access to open data, the focus to date has been on…

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The Sad Drowning Of Steve The Robot And The Future Of Robotic Rights

A security robot drowned this week in Washington – what does his watery demise portend for the future of robotic…

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Why We Need To Archive The Web In Order To Preserve Twitter

As much as 70% of the links found in tweets aren’t being preserved in our web archives, meaning that up…

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Big Data Analysis Of Economic News: Hints To Forecast Macroeconomic Indicators

This paper by Mohammed Elshendy and Andrea Fronzetti Colladon of the University of Rome Tor Vergata applies network analytics to GDELT to…

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Global Intermedia Agenda Setting: A Big Data Analysis of International News Flow

Lei Guo and Chris Vargo's latest collaboration, published in the current issue of the Journal of Communication (JOC), explores global…

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Internet Archive Blog: CNN's Russia Retraction & Senate Health Care

Earlier today the Internet Archive used the Television Explorer to explore how Fox News focused on CNN's retracted Russian story…

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Crash Override And How Cyberwarfare Is Bringing Conflict To The Homefront

The new era of cyberconflict is increasingly targeting civilian infrastructure, bringing the future of conflict from the battlefield to the…

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Google's Oskar Fischinger Doodle And The Era Of Browser Visualization

How the browser has replaced the proprietary desktop application to become the centerpiece of modern data visualization. Read The Full…

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VGKG 2.0 Now Available In Partitioned BigQuery Table

As the GDELT Visual Global Knowledge Graph (VGKG) has grown to just over 287 million images totaling 3.2TB of JSON…

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Facebook's Crisis Mapper And Using Data To Solve Humanitarian And Wildlife Crises

What we can learn about privacy, priorities and how the technology and humanitarian worlds need to work far more closely…

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GDELT DOC 2.0 API Debuts!

We are incredibly excited to announce today the debut of the new GDELT 2.0 DOC API, which is our full…

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La Vanguardia: The Media Prefer Supermodels

La Vanguardia covers GDELT's Global Visual Knowledge Graph, exploring the kind of imagery the global news media prefers. It was…

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Trump's Tweeting And Government Records In The Digital Era

Stream-of-consciousness live tweeting by our political leaders offers us a unique humanized look at our elected leaders, but also gives…

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When Facebook Censors Journalists

As Facebook increasing role as global editor-in-chief expands to censoring journalists, what might the future of the fourth estate look…

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The Agenda Setting Power Of Fake News

In a study published in New Media & Society, Chris Vargo, Lei Guo and Michelle Amazeen use GDELT to explore…

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How Estonia's E-Voting System Could Be The Future

Estonia has offered online voting for more than a decade with great success and some unique security twists that could…

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Baltimore Sun Article on NSA Leaking

Kalev was quoted in a recent Baltimore Sun article on alleged NSA leaker Reality Winner, talking about the modern culture…

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Will The Coming Drone Swarms Eliminate Physical Privacy?

What are the privacy implications of a future in which millions of cameras fly overhead and could drone operators make…

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Realtime Package Tracking: Insufficient Context Or A Case Of Consumer Data Overload?

Today the most mundane Amazon purchase broadcasts a minute-by-minute documentary of its whereabouts as it travels to its destination, but…

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Should Facebook Simply Stop Moderating Its Platform?

Is Facebook’s approach of hiring an army of human reviewers to enforce a single universal standard developed in secret that…