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At a National Laboratory, AI Tackles Misinformation & More

In a world that is slowly recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and a country that is slowly recovering from the 2020 election, misinformation is an increasingly urgent topic, with issues like vaccination and election in Read more…

MIT Analytics Reveal How Anti-Maskers Leverage Data Visualization

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. Usually, there Read more…

Analytics Show Facebook Coddling Trump’s Falsehoods

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 b Read more…

Google, Twitter Expand Data Cloud Partnership

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. The partners said the sh Read more…

Anger Builds Over Big Tech’s Big Data Abuses

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 Dile Read more…

Testing Data Literacy on Main Street

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? SAS and the News Literacy Project h Read more…

Momentum Builds for a ‘Data Labor Movement’

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, ad Read more…

Collaboration Database Tackles Policy Issues

Data collaboration startup Data.world 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 Read more…

Are You Really Listening To Your Customers? Use Social Data

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 Read more…

Digital Psychometrics and its Discontents: Online Behavior for Psychological Analytics

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 unse Read more…

Twitter Ranking Tweets With Machine Learning

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…

How Mashable Seeds Journalism with Data Science

In journalism, researching what to write about often takes more time and effort than actually writing. But the online news site Mashable has found a way to accelerate the editorial process using a judicious application o Read more…

Geo Data Vendor Draws Civil Rights Scrutiny

Social media data feeds being packaged by location-based analytics platform vendors and recently marketed as police surveillance tools are drawing fire from a leading U.S. civil liberties group who insists the technology Read more…

U.S. Visa Program Would Scan Social Media Data

Data industry groups are cautioning the government to take a middle course on a proposal to collect social media data about foreign travelers entering the U.S. under a visa waiver program. At issue is whether visitors Read more…

Beyond Social: How Text Analytics Can Improve Business

There's been a lot of time and attention dedicated to mining social media with big data techniques. With more than 400 million tweets a day, you're almost certain to find a trending Twitter topic that's relevant to you. Read more…

Selfies Spawn Photo Analytics

An estimated 1.8 billion photos are shared on social media each day. Current "social listening tools" can't analyze all this data. Enter Ditto Labs Inc., which touts its proprietary "visual recognition engine" that lo Read more…

This Information Concierge Is Powered by Big Data

In a sea of big data, it can be nice to have a trusted hand to guide you. One firm that's having success with its white-glove corporate intelligence service is FirstRain, which today announced it's adapting the user expe Read more…

The Science of Social Sentiment

A joint collaboration from IBM, the LA Times and the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, produced the Senti-meter a high profile example of the power behind sentiment analysis--and a powerful tool that matches the sensibilities of millions of... Read more…

The Political Intrigue of Big Social Data

The value of social media in politics has certainly not been questioned in recent years as governments and individual candidates attempt to turn the social swells in their favor. For startups like Silicon Valley-based SocialMatica, however.... Read more…

HP Pilot Analytics Project Looks Inward

A pilot project at HP that combines structured and unstructured data seeks to connect the dots for customers between social media and internal data. The company used this method to track its own operations--with a reported 90% success rate. Read more…

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