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Biden Leapfrogs Warren, Leads Media Coverage Once Again

Last week Elizabeth Warren briefly displaced Joe Biden as the most-covered 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, beating him in both evening…

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FiveThirtyEight: Which Democratic Presidential Candidate Was Mentioned Most In The News Last Week?

FiveThirtyEight's latest weekly roundup of the 2020 Democratic race. Read The Full Article.

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The GDELT Global Frontpage Graph (GFG): 134 Billion URLs And Three-Quarters Of A Trillion Datapoints

GDELT's Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) launched in March of last year, now stands at more than 134 billion records. With each…

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Announcing The 2018-2019 Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) Outlet Ngram Dataset

Following in the footsteps of the 2018-2019 Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) Linguistic Ngram Dataset released yesterday, the 2018-2019 Global Frontpage…

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New 2018-2019 Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) Linguistic Inventory Sheet

The original Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) inventory file was created with just two and a half week's worth of data,…

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Announcing The 2018-2019 Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) Linguistic Ngram Dataset

On March 2, 2018 we unveiled the GDELT Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) which scans 50,000 news homepages around the world…

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Trump 'Lies,' Biden 'Slips' – But Fact Checks Tell Different Story

When a politician stretches the truth, did he "misspeak" or did he "lie"? The way in which fact-checkers frame the…

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AI & Big Data's Hoarding Mentality Creates A New Era Of Cyber Risks

Beneath the never-ending headlines about data breaches today is the simple fact that companies are collecting, curating and hoarding ever…

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A Reminder That More Data Does Not Necessarily Lead To Better Outcomes

Companies are taking great risks to hoard ever-increasing volumes of data about their customers. The real question is whether all…

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We Must Restore Provenance To The Web To Combat Digital Falsehoods

Beneath the rise of misinformation, disinformation, deep fakes, digital falsehoods and foreign influence today is the loss of provenance on…

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AI Correctness Is Not The Same As AI Ethics

As AI is deployed to sensitive areas like military, judicial and surveillance use, governments and companies have responded that so…

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Why Do We Trust Online Images And Video?

Our blind trust in the imagery and video we see online lies at the root of the rise of deep…

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Why Would Deep Fakes Be Any More Damaging Than Fake Text?

In an online world where an anonymous satirical Website can launch a global story that the Pope endorsed Donald Trump,…

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Deep Fakes And Fake News Exist Because Today We Believe Everything We Read On The Internet

Looking at the state of the Web today we see that the rise of "fake news" and "deep fakes" comes…

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800 Forbes Columns And Counting

Today Kalev published his 800th Forbes column! In the just over three years and four months since his debut Forbes…

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Rod Arquette Show Radio Interview On Privacy In The Era Of Endless Breaches

Kalev joined the Rod Arquette show today to discuss his story on the loss of privacy in our breach-saturated digital…

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Biden's Media-Coverage Lead Narrows in the 2020 Race

As the latest 2020 polls show Joe Biden's once-substantial lead shrinking and Bernie Sanders' and Elizabeth Warren's fortunes improving, it…

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Deep Fakes' Greatest Threat Is Surveillance Video

While all of our attention has focused on the impact of deep fakes on the most publicly visible kinds of…

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Photoshopped Scientific Imagery Reminds Us How Hard It Will Be To Automate Deep Fake Detection

Reassuring a nervous public that magical automated deep fake detection algorithms are just around the corner does a disservice to…

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The Real Danger Today Is Shallow Fakes And Selective Editing Not Deep Fakes

Rather than focusing all of our efforts on the future unknown risk of deep fakes, we would do better to…

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Are 'Bodycams For All' The Solution To Deep Fakes?

Public figures should assume today that everything they do may be recorded. Adopting bodycams-for-all could help them take back control…

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How Search Engines Could Use Television Ngrams To Identify Divisive And Distinct Topics

Seen through the lens of search engines, the subtle differences in language use between television stations offers a powerful signal…

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New York Times: Which Democrats Are Leading the 2020 Presidential Race?

The New York Times' look at the 2020 Democratic field uses the TV Explorer to examine media coverage of the…

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FiveThirtyEight: Which Democratic Presidential Candidate Was Mentioned Most In The News Last Week?

FiveThirtyEight's latest weekly roundup of the 2020 Democratic race. Read The Full Article.