Could Google Image Search Help Fight Fake News On Social Media?

Could we fight fake news by reconnecting shared images to their origins, using automatic reverse image search to add context to all imagery that summarizes it based on how it has been captioned across the web and offering links to places it has been seen in the past? Read The Full Article.

Could AI Help Reform Academic Publishing?

Filled with explosive growth in available knowledge, widespread citation errors and increasing use of datasets and methods outside their traditional disciplines, automated prereview from simple statistical review to deep learning processing of papers could help reform academic publishing. Read The Full Article.

SINA: Trump Media Analysis

Chen Yu, a Lecturer at Wuhan University's Department of Sociology wrote this extensive analysis of a number of aspects of media coverage under the Trump administration. Read The Full Article. Read The Expanded Article.

Merging Billions of URLS Using BigQuery

One of the most amazing things about Google's BigQuery service is its nearly infinite scalability and the sheer speed at which it can perform tasks even on larger datasets. In just the last few weeks we've used BigQuery to explore billions of location mentions to map the hidden geography of language, mapped 6.2 billion location references […]

Merriam Webster Definition Examples

Merriam Webster's legendary dictionary now uses sentences from two of Kalev's Forbes columns to illustrate common literary usage for two of its word definitions: "chastise" and "prereview"!

Using GDELT Summary To Track Wildlife Crime

One of the most powerful features of GDELT Summary is the ability it gives you to search across the world's languages, offering familiar keyword searching across the English machine translations of worldwide news coverage in 65 languages. This ensures you are able to find coverage regardless of what country it was published in or what language […]

GDELT Source Lookup: Outlet Formal Names And Icons

When displaying human-friendly results based on GDELT's data, its often useful to show the formal name of a news outlet instead of its domain name, such as "CNN" instead of "cnn.com" or "Washington Post" instead of "washingtonpost.com". Towards that end, we've released a new dataset that attempts to identify the short formal name of each […]

DOC 2.0 Updates: 1.5 Year Searching And Updated Mobile Interface

It was just this past January that the DOC 2.0 API was extended from searching just the last three months of coverage to searching a rolling window of the past full year of coverage. We're excited to announce today that instead of a rolling window of one year of coverage, the DOC 2.0 API will now […]

Mapping The Hidden Geography Of Language Through The News

Combining fulltext geocoding with the power of the cloud we can transform 126 billion words of news coverage from a quarter billion articles into 1.5 billion coordinates and with a single line of code map the hidden geographic affinities of language that form the lens through which we see the world. Read The Full Article.

Mapping The Geography Of Words Through A Year Of Global News

Having spent more than a decade mapping the world through the lens of textual geography, we've become fascinated with the hidden geography of language, especially the natural geographic affinity of individual words. Take the word "love." What might it look like if one was to take a large sample of all of the worldwide news […]

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 detail means we no idea whether they are actually working and the lack of accountability means the democratic vision of the early web is giving way to dystopian nightmare. Read The Full Article.