Matter of Facts #117

Editor: Christopher Brennan
While Deepnews likes to use its algorithm to highlight writers putting out quality information, it also likes to talk about the way that information is shared around. Countries all over the world are asking how to make social networks live up to their promise rather than be part of the problem. From Detroit to Delhi, this week’s Digest looks at pieces that are doing the real reporting and analysis to look at issues such as misinformation, regulation and why you see what you see on social media.

Oscars Good As Gold? #116

Editor: Christopher Brennan
One of my favorite things about Deepnews is how it can act in media monitoring. If you’re just following the biggest sources you will miss all the smaller, excellent stories being told. The Academy Awards, coming up on Sunday, also spotlights dozens of stories from around the world, and is a place where you can find articles from unexpected places not just on movies themselves but on the issues they talk about, from deafness to discrimination . Here are some of the pieces that you might have missed in the run up to the big event, highlighted by Deepnews quality scores.

Looking Closer at AI #115

Editor: Christopher Brennan
Normally each week I select a topic that is trending in the news and look for articles using Deepnews’s quality scores so that readers can compare the pieces they see on social media with the wealth of reporting available when you use AI to look for something different. Given that many of our Digest readers are interested in AI, however, this week takes a meta approach and gathered articles you might have missed on artificial intelligence itself. All gathered and scored by Deepnews.

Getting Up to Data #114

Editor: Christopher Brennan
While it is something we should care about all the time, in the last week cybersecurity and questions about how protected our data is online have come into the mainstream after reporting about a data leak impacting more than 500 million users at Facebook. It’s the sort of complicated topic where Deepnews scores can be particularly useful for our clients, from publishers using our data find the best work from their own archive of articles to media monitoring companies highlighting articles that get their readers up to date. Here is a selection of some of those well done articles you might have missed on the broad themes of cybersecurity and data privacy, highlighted by our algorithm.

Waiting for the Green Light #113

Editor: Christopher Brennan
As people around the world begin looking more and more to life after the pandemic, plans are being put in motion to build a more sustainable world and fight the climate change crisis. From European farms to Biden’s push for climate spending, there is a huge amount of good reporting into how energy, transport and other systems work now, as well as what they may look like in the future. This week’s Digest pulls in 25 pieces from around the world on the general theme of climate, highlighted with scores from our algorithm.