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Lessons Learned From Planetary Scale News Crawling

Running a global crawling and processing infrastructure that monitors news outlets in nearly every country in over 65 languages is…

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WashPost: All The President's Watergates

The Washington Post's Philip Bump uses the Television Explorer to examine how the major television networks have contextualized the events…

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WashPost: Omarosa Embraces The Defining Tactic Of This Era: Revelation Water Torture

The Washington Post's Philip Bump uses the Television Explorer to examine how the major networks have covered key stories defining…

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Will AI-Powered Law Enforcement Force Us To Rewrite Our Laws?

How legal wrangling over summertime children’s lemonade stands offers insights into the exacting and explicitly codified world of AI law…

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Social Science One And How Top Journals View The Ethics Of Facebook Data Research

Informed consent and the right to opt out are sacred tenets of ethical research, yet Science, Nature, PNAS and APA’s…

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Will Facebook's New Research Initiative Make The Replication Crisis Worse?

Social Science One was intended to usher in a new era of transparency and reproducibility in social media research, but…

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In The Name Of Research, Will Facebook Stop Allowing Us To Delete Our Data?

Facebook’s inaugural academic research dataset with Social Science One raises serious questions about the company's commitment to allowing users to…

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WashPost: Laura Ingraham's Immigration Comments Are Different Words For The Same Trump-Era Rhetoric

The Washington Post's Philip Bump uses the Television Explorer to map coverage of immigration on the major television networks. Read…

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Academics Continue Their Attacks On Facebook's New Privacy Rules

The academic world’s latest salvo in the war against Facebook’s new privacy efforts is a letter demanding the company exempt…

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Why Don't Web Companies Like Medium Want to Talk About How They Use Our Data?

Earlier this year Sandberg and Zuckerberg alluded to an ad-free subscription Facebook, but would ad-free really translate to surveillance free?…

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Natural Disasters And Governance Systems: The Sociotechnical Foundations Of Post-Disaster Governance Reforms In Nepal

Farhod Yuldashev's doctoral dissertation at the University of Pittsburgh uses the GDELT Global Knowledge Graph (GKG) to map a number…

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Lithuanian National Radio Interview On Facebook's Global Impact

Kalev joined Karina Urbanavičiūtė on Lithuanian National Radio today to discuss Facebook's global impact reshaping our understanding of privacy throughout the…

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Florida Live Interview About Facebook As The Ultimate Government Surveillance Tool

Kalev joined Dan Maduri, host of Florida Live to discuss his Forbes article on Facebook as the ultimate government surveillance…

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Profit Versus Privacy: Facebook's Stock Collapse And Its Empty 'Privacy First' Promise

Even as Facebook promises to put “privacy first” it is moving aggressively to open its two billion users’ most private…

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Creating A Planetary Scale Open Dataset: Just How Big Is GDELT?

The GDELT Project encompasses an incredible array of datasets spanning the entire planet, reaching across 65 languages and making sense…

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Vox: Trump Needs His Alternate Reality To Survive – And He Knows It

Vox' Alvin Chang explores the alternate universe of Fox's television news coverage of the presidency. Read The Full Article.

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RealClearPolitics: Is There Recourse When Fact Checkers Get It Wrong?

What is one to do when fact checkers refuse to correct their errors? Read The Full Article.

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Failure Of Imagination: Why Facebook's New Academic Data Initiative Is So Dangerous

Facebook’s new initiative portends a frightening Orwellian new world where academics across the world are now gifted access to our…

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Twitter's Great Bot Purge And Can We Really Trust Active User Numbers?

Is Twitter’s recent bot purge a publicity stunt to show lawmakers it cares or does it represent a company that…

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The GDELT Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) At 5 Months: 35 Billion URLs And Counting

Since the launch of GDELT's Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) on March 2nd of this year, the dataset has rapidly evolved…

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Mapping Spies Through Fitness Trackers And Phones: Privacy Is Dead Even For Those In the Shadows

Silicon Valley needs experts outside the technology world to help it think in new and creative ways about how its…

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Facebook As The Ultimate Government Surveillance Tool?

Facebook’s international reach, massive centralized data warehouse and algorithms that can divine the most sensitive and intimate elements of our…

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Are Toilets The New Twitter? Using Smart City Data To Measure Interest

How water usage in Tokyo during the World Cup offers a lesson in the ways smart city data can be…

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WashPost: People Who Say They Aren’t Following The Russia Investigation Are Much More Likely To Approve Of Trump

The Washington Post's Philip Bump explores how the major networks have covered the Russian story. Read The Full Article.