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The Web Brought Us Limitless Information But Not The Tools To Manage It

It is not book-laden shelves or digital publishing platforms that drive or destroy democracy, it is those curators that help…

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The Pelosi Video: Should Social Media Ban Falsehoods Or Does Democracy Require Free Speech?

Facebook’s choice to limit the distribution of the video and warn users that it has been doctored presents the best…

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WhatsApp's Massive Security Flaw Serves To Remind Us The Limits Of Consumer Encryption Apps

The existence of a now-fixed buffer overflow exploit in Facebook’s marquee encrypted communications application reminds us that despite all of…

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GDPR's Massive 'Research' Exemption: Facebook And Social Science One

The European Union’s GDPR was supposed to afford EU citizens unprecedented digital privacy rights. Instead, Social Science One reminds us…

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The GDELT Global Frontpage Graph (GFG): 109 Billion URLs And Half A Trillion Datapoints

GDELT's Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) launched in March of last year, crossed the 100 billion URL threshold last month. As it…

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Using Deep Learning To Measure The Facial Emotion Of Television

Using Google’s off-the-shelf cloud AI algorithms to “watch” a week of television news from the Internet Archive’s Television News Archive…

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Using AI To Tally The Top Onscreen Television Topics Via OCR And NGrams

Using Google’s off-the-shelf cloud AI algorithms to “watch” a week of television news from the Internet Archive’s Television News Archive,…

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WashPost: Are Americans As Interested In Impeachment As The Media Is?

The Washington Post's Philip Bump examines media coverage of impeachment against the backdrop of popular interest and congressional discourse. Read…

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Impeachment Coverage Has Surged as Public Interest Wanes

The Democratic clamor for presidential impeachment seems to be growing by the day. The topic became front-page news again this…

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AI Watching Television News: The Importance Of The Human Face To Television Journalism

Using Google’s off-the-shelf cloud AI algorithms to “watch” a week of television news from the Internet Archive’s Television News Archive,…

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AI Watches Television News: A Tweet's Worth Of Onscreen Text Every Second

Using Google’s off-the-shelf cloud AI algorithms to “watch” a week of television news from the Internet Archive’s Television News Archive,…

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What Does AI See When It Watches A Week Of Television News?

What might it look like to use Google’s off-the-shelf cloud AI algorithms to “watch” a week of television news from…

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AI Watching Television News: Deep Learning Meets A Week Of Television

What would it look like to have a computer watch a week of television news from CNN, MSNBC and Fox…

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FiveThirtyEight: Beto O'Rourke Ignored Cable News – And It Ignored Him

FiveThirtyEight's Dhrumil Mehta explores how Beto O'Rourke has fared on television news. Read The Full Article.

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The Lessons of Poynter's Retracted 'Unreliable News' Blacklist

Last month, the Poynter Institute, home of PolitiFact, published through its International Fact-Checking Network a list of what it deemed…

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Towards Data Science: Polls and Press

A look at media coverage of the 2020 race to date. Read The Full Article.

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La Presse: La Reconnaissance Faciale Mise Au Ban à San Francisco

La Presse quotes Kalev in their coverage of the San Francisco city ban on facial recognition, following on his coverage…

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Sentiment Mining 500 Years Of History: Is The World Really Darkening?

Is the world really as dark as we believe or has increased access to information made us see a darkening…

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Why San Francisco's Facial Recognition Ban Won't Actually Have Any Impact

San Francisco's facial recognition ban will have little impact, with the technology deployed widely throughout the city but will be…

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What Might The AI-Powered Corporate Library Of The Future Look Like?

As the Web becomes increasingly personalized and intelligent, with algorithms that understand our interests and deep learning systems that can…

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Facebook And Social Science One: The Academics Are Rushing To Mine Our Private Data

Facebook’s rush to make our data available to academics around the world to mine reminds us that all its talk…

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Would Forcing Longer Social Media Posts Reduce Online Toxicity?

What might happen if social media enforced a minimum length on posts rather than a maximum and required us to…

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Is Social Media Curating Hate And Scouring The Web For Our Greatest Fears?

Are social algorithms ensuring we are deluged with hate and our deepest and darkest fears in order to maintain us…

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FiveThirtyEight: Biden Is (Still) Leading Cable News Coverage

FiveThirtyEight's Dhrumil Mehta offers his weekly update on the 2020 Democratic race. Read The Full Article.