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MIT Analytics Reveal How Anti-Maskers Leverage Data Visualization

Mar 16, 2021 |

You’ve probably seen them: the Facebook posts from a relative or a friend of a friend claiming that if you look at the numbers, the pandemic isn’t a big deal, masks don’t work – that kind of thing. Read more…

Analytics Show Facebook Coddling Trump’s Falsehoods

Feb 18, 2021 |

Former president and formerly prolific tweeter Donald Trump has been banned from most major social media sites since the days following the attack on the U.S. Capitol. In the intervening weeks, many of those sites have been forced to grapple with Trump’s extensive litany of falsehoods that were, until the last weeks of his presidency, by and large amplified by their platforms. Read more…

Google, Twitter Expand Data Cloud Partnership

Feb 5, 2021 |

Google and Twitter are expanding a partnership that will see the social media platform complete the move of its analytics, data processing and machine learning workloads to Google’s Data Cloud. Read more…

Anger Builds Over Big Tech’s Big Data Abuses

Oct 23, 2020 |

The surveillance economy created by big tech firms is coming under greater scrutiny thanks to legal actions like the Department of Justice’s anti-trust lawsuit against Google this week and films like “The Social Dilemma,” which was released last month. Read more…

Testing Data Literacy on Main Street

Sep 29, 2020 |

How good are you at discerning fact from fiction in the news and on social media? Can you spot cherry-picked data sets, poorly selected samples, or infographics that misrepresent data? Read more…

Momentum Builds for a ‘Data Labor Movement’

Apr 12, 2018 |

The abuse of social media data highlighted this week by two days of media-trained testimony by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg shines a spotlight on the privacy tradeoffs inherent in the widespread use of convenient, addictive applications. Read more…

Collaboration Database Tackles Policy Issues

Feb 1, 2018 |

Data collaboration startup released a list of its top data sets and collaboration projects that included journalists’ efforts to trace social media’s influence on the 2016 presidential election and a “Bitcoin Regret Calculator” Read more…

Are You Really Listening To Your Customers? Use Social Data

Jan 5, 2018 |

What company wouldn’t want access to limitless consumer conversation discussing their brand, competitors, and marketing campaigns? Social media provides a public place for just such conversations, and social listening empowers proactive brand teams to access those vital insights. Read more…

Digital Psychometrics and its Discontents: Online Behavior for Psychological Analytics

May 23, 2017 |

Occasionally we hear about predictive data modeling aimed at gaining psychological insight that at first blush seems – even to tech sophisticates who pooh-pooh AI alarmism – like a primitive version of something unsettling to come, something too penetrating for comfort, something with the potential to compromise our privacy, even our sense of independence. Read more…

Twitter Ranking Tweets With Machine Learning

May 10, 2017 |

Machine learning is entering production at Twitter as a way of ranking tweets and boosting engagement.

Twitter engineers this week unveiled the social media platform’s ranking algorithm driven by deep neural networks. Read more…