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WashPost: The Pattern Continues: Fox News Spends Far Less Time Discussing Trump’s Law-Breaking Allies

The Washington Post's Philip Bump explores how the networks differed in their coverage of Trump's criminally-charged associates. Read The Full…

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Cloud Inference API Launch

We are tremendously excited to have created the demo dataset and a number of example analyses for the launch of…

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Harvard: Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics

A new book by Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris and Hal Roberts of Harvard University uses GDELT's Television Explorer to chart…

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WashPost: Cable News Coverage Of Approaching Hurricanes Is Only Sometimes Out Of Whack With Reality

The Washington Post's Philip Bump uses the Television Explorer to compare how media coverage of hurricanes lines up with their…

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WashPost: Trump's 9/11 Starts Like Any Other Day – With Him Mad At Something He Saw On Fox

The Washington Post's Philip Bump explores how Fox News' coverage influences Trump's focus of the day. Includes a fascinating vertical…

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Why Google's Inclusive Images Challenge Is So Important

Google's new data challenge targets the geographic and cultural skew in the training datasets that underlie so much of the…

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Why Facebook's New User Trustworthiness Scores Are So Frightening

Facebook is transitioning from passive data archive to active profiling services provider: from offline mass surveillance facial recognition to “trust”…

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What Does It Mean To Live Our Entire Lives Under Digital Surveillance?

We live in a world in which our every word and action is recorded and preserved for perpetuity by myriad…

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Why Government And Social Media Platforms Must Cooperate To Fight Misinformation

The events of 2016 were the result not of an unforeseeable event or technological breakthrough, but rather of hubris and…

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Why Digital Signatures Won't Prevent Deep Fakes But Will Help Repressive Governments

Fighting deep fakes with on-camera digital signatures will help repressive governments track down dissidents but do little to combat forgeries…

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Is Social Media Content Moderation An Impossible Task?

Social media was portrayed as empowering all with the protections and guarantees of the Western world, but the realities of…

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Why We Still Need Human Moderators In An AI-Powered World

Twitter let a violent image remain up for hours due to its overreliance on human moderation, while Facebook mistakenly removed…

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RealClearPolitics: 'Deep Fakes' and the Fight for Truth Online

The future of how "deep fakes" could impact the political landscape. Read The Full Article.

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How Smartphones And Social Media Taught Us It's Ok To Be Paparazzi

We live the world through our phones today, visually document our lives like photojournalists and share everything we see like…

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EWTN: Does Social Media Treat Conservatives Unfairly?

Kalev appeared on EWTN News Nightly this evening to discuss social media's moderation efforts, their Congressional testimony today and why…

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RealClearPolitics: Social Media's Opaque Response to Conservative-Bias Charges

Why are the data-obsessed social media platforms so reluctant to share statistics that support their narratives of ideological neutrality and…

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Customer Service In The Social Media Era: Complain Publicly Or Get Nothing

The power of social media to allow an aggrieved customer the ability to reach a quarter of the Earth's population…

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The New Yorker: Glenn Greenwald, the Bane of Their Resistance

The New Yorker's profile of Glenn Greenwald uses the GDELT Television Explorer to briefly mention that he helped popularize the phrase…

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Scalable Prediction of Global Online Media News Virality

Xiaoyan Lu and Boleslaw K. Szymanski model virality trajectories of online media using the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Blue Gene/Q supercomputer. Read The…

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Why Facebook's Financial Services Interest Tells Us The Era Of Privacy Is Over

Instead of retrenching after the Cambridge Analytica privacy backlash, Facebook has been pushing into both the medical and financial sectors,…

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Understanding False Positives In the New GDG

The new GDELT Global Difference Graph (GDG) announced this morning is an immensely powerful platform that we hope will profoundly…

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Announcing the GDELT Global Difference Graph (GDG): Planetary Scale Change Detection For The Global News Media

Just under a decade ago I showed how coupling web archiving with large scale automated change analysis could be used…

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VGKG 2.0 Adds Histogram-Based Image Entropy Filtering And WEBP Support

The GDELT Visual Global Knowledge Graph (VGKG) performs a number of filtering steps on candidate images estimated by the document…

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WashPost: Giuliani Is Right: A Trump Impeachment Likely Would Spur Some Sort Of Revolt

The Washington Post's Philip Bump explores the question of impeachment through the Television Explorer. Read The Full Article.