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A major German project is examining the influence of Google algorithms on political news search results. Algorithm Watch is produced in cooperation with six “Landesmedienanstalten”, the regulatory authorities for new media in the German federal states of Bavaria (BLM), Berlin-Brandenburg (mabb), Hesse (LPR Hessen), Rhineland-Palatinate (LMK), Saarland (LMS), Saxony (SLM) plus the University Kaiserslautern and Spiegel […]
The Latest report from the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University examines the role of traditional and new media during the 2016 presidential election campaigns. It examines who supported Trump and has mappings of Twitter news sources for both campaigns.
Propublica in association with Google News Lab and a data visualization studio called Pitch Interactive has launched a site about hate crimes and bias incidents in the USA. In addition to recording violence, harassment and vandalism, the project includes stories about hate crimes legislation and programmes designed to combat hate in local communities. This covers […]
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) published new public statements on how it will prosecute hate crime and support victims in England and Wales. This includes homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime. To find out why it is necessary look at the details of the Fawcett Society Reclaim the Internet campaign which is seeking to eliminate online […]
Positive negatives: an interesting example of comics being used to communicate key social issues. The website has articles, podcasts and videos which describe its aims and the charities it works with. There are also good examples of graphics, for example the Amnesty International ‘I welcome’ campaign to end violence against refugee women and Almaz which highlights […]
Recently released a new independent tool which is aiming to track press freedom in the USA. It is being supported by key organisations such as the Committee to Protect Journalists and Freedom of the Press Foundation. It provides news and monitoring of incidents impeding the work of journalists ranging from physical assault to legal cases […]
How do this year’s A’ level results compare? For official statistics see the Department of Education official data.from 2003 onwards. It includes exam results and performance tables. For data on application and acceptance rates at UK universities try the UCAS data sites. It also includes some reports on factors associated with predicted and achieved […]
Two key papers have been released by the UK government Future customs arrangements: a future partnership paper- HM Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs, and Department for Exiting the European Union Northern Ireland and Ireland – a position paper– Northern Ireland Office and Department for Exiting the European Union Middle Temple also has a great regularly […]
The commercial company Maplethrorpe have just released their 2017 modern slavery index. You can view a summary on their website. For the UK the latest statistics (including trafficking) are on the National Crime Agency website. Also available online, ILO estimates of global child labour and forced labour worldwide. The Walk free Foundation produce an annual […]
New for economic and economic historian researchers from the World Bank: a database of fiscal data which can be downloaded in Excel or Stat format. It is described in a working paper by Kose et al 2017 and examines government debt sustainability (or the ability to service a debt) in over 60 nations from 1990-2016. It […]