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Selective Rules Enforcement Stirs Facebook Transparency Debate

Last week two major stories broke about the ways in which Facebook silently bends or waives its rules to accommodate…

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Compiling A List Of Social Media Handles On Television News

What are the most common social media handles that have appeared on television news this year? Using a simple regular…

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Multilingual Television News OCR: Chinese On BBC

Google's Cloud Video API is able to transcribe an incredibly rich list of languages in the onscreen text of television…

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KTRH: Virtual Campaigns Forced to Navigate Social Media Censorship

Kalev appeared on KTRH radio in Houston, Texas to talk about social media censorship. Read The Full Article.

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Comparing COVID-19 Mentions In Captioning Versus OCR

How does the signal provided by OCR compare with that of spoken word captioning when it comes to COVID-19 mentions?…

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PLOS Computational Biology: Real-Time Estimation Of Disease Activity In Emerging Outbreaks Using Internet Search Information

This fascinating analysis uses the GKG as a signal for realtime alerting of emerging disease outbreaks. Read The Full Paper.

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Contextualizing Television Imagery With Reverse Web Image Search, Caption Analysis And EXIF Metadata

Google's Cloud Vision API offers reverse image search, allowing you to specify a still image and it will locate other…

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Analytics India: How Google's Cloud Vision APIs Analyse A Decade Of Television News And Half A Billion Images

Analytics India covered Kalev's Computer Vision DevFest 2020 talk. Read The Full Article.

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Cataloging "Defund The Police" Signs On Television News

The phrase "defund the police" leapt into the 2020 media lexicon in June with the George Floyd protests. Using the…

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BBC News January – April 2020 VGEG Backfile Now Processed

Collaborating with the Media-Data Research Consortium under its Google Cloud COVID-19 Research Grant “Quantifying the COVID-19 Public Health Media Narrative…

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"Defund The Police" On Television News

The timeline below shows the sudden rise and fall of the phrase "defund the police" on television news since the…

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Tracking White House Adviser Scott Atlas On Television News

Last week Dr. Scott Atlas joined the White House as a medical adviser on its COVID-19 efforts. The timeline below…

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Lebanon All But Disappears From Television News

The Beirut explosion has all but disappeared from US television news. Read The Full Article.

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Volatility Index Not Surging During Pandemic

The timeline below shows mentions of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index (VIX) since Jan. 1, 2014, showing…

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Tracking Trump's Tweets On Television News

Using the TV AI Explorer, it is possible to search the OCR'd onscreen text of BBC, CNN, MSNBC and Fox…

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MSNBC & FOX NEWS January – April 2020 VGEG Backfile Now Processed

Collaborating with the Media-Data Research Consortium under its Google Cloud COVID-19 Research Grant “Quantifying the COVID-19 Public Health Media Narrative…

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JBEM: Predictors of International News Flow: Exploring a Networked Global Media System

This article by Lei Guo and Chris Vargo in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media explores global news flows…

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Google Cloud Blog: COVID-19 Public Datasets: Supporting Organizations In Their Pandemic Response

The Google Cloud Blog featured an excerpt about GDELT's work on creating public datasets to understand the global COVID-19 narrative….

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CNN January 2020 VGEG Backfile Now Processed

Collaborating with the Media-Data Research Consortium under its Google Cloud COVID-19 Research Grant “Quantifying the COVID-19 Public Health Media Narrative…

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Computer Vision DevCon 2020: What Google’s Cloud Vision APIs See In A Decade Of Television News And Half A Billion Images

The open data GDELT Project has analyzed more than half a billion news images and a decade of television news…

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The Geography Of COVID-19 Twitter

Twitter has grown significantly more popular since mid-March of this year as quarantined populations across the world turned to social…

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Comparing COVID-19 Through Mediums: Twitter, Online News And Google Trends

How did the rise of COVID-19 coverage look like through Twitter, online news and Google Trends? The timeline below shows…

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Visualizing Twitter's Evolution 2012-2020 And How Tweeting Is Changing In The COVID-19 Era

Last March we published an in-depth exploration of Twitter's evolution 2012-2018 and followed it up this past November with a…

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TV Explorer Now Supports Heatmaps

We've added the TV 2.0 API's heatmap capability to the TV Explorer! View The TV Explorer.