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Authorities decry the proliferation of misinformation and propaganda on the internet, and technology companies are wrestling with various measures to combat fake news. But addressing the problem without infringing on the right to free expression and the free flow of information is extremely thorny, Courtney C. Radsch, CPJ Advocacy Director, explains. A look at abuse… » read more

  Posted by Committee to Protect Journalists

by Catherine Warin Blog droit européen just launched its “Note d’actualité” on the law of the Internal Market.   The first Note d’actualité focuses on the free movement of EU citizens. In 2016 the EU citizenship, which Judge Marc Jaeger has aptly characterised as “citoyenneté de mouvement”[1] (movement citizenship), has further developed its effects beyond… » read more

  Posted by RSIEAblog

In the recent blog post “Employing Social Sentiment Data for Investment and Trading: An Introduction (Part 1)”, we’ve explained that paying attention to the sentiment in social networks can be of great value for traders and investors. Let’s now turn our attention towards those people who observe the world of finance and report about it:… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

Guest blog post by Christian Borggreen, Brussels Director at Computer & Communications Industry Association. The French and German Interior Ministers called this week for EU legislation which could undermine the use of encryption in communication in Europe. Worse still, a European Commission spokesperson appeared to endorse this proposal by stating that “encryption technology should not… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The creation of real-world Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications is dependent on leveraging a large volume of commonsense knowledge. Simple semantic interpretation tasks such as understanding that if ‘A is married to B’ then ‘A is the spouse of B’ or that ‘car, vehicle, auto’ have very similar meanings are examples of semantic approximation operations/inferences that… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

Following the multilingual approach for Sentiment Analysis described previously, today the SSIX Project is pleased to announce the public release of two important pieces of software in our machine translation chain. We are opensourcing two new clients to programmatically access some features of the GeoFluent API: GeoFluent Java Client GeoFluent Python Client Both software components… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

Guest blog post by Dr. Maikel Pellens, senior researcher in the Research Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics” at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Germany.   The commercialisation of research is one of the bottlenecks in European science and innovation policy. The economic impact of the billions of euros invested in… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Democracy and Public Space Debate about the European public sphere, the open space where news is disseminated and debated in the EU, can sometimes seem quite esoteric. Why then have academics and European politicians been so concerned about it? Because the concept is closely linked to some of the most burning questions about the EU,… » read more

  Posted by Fritz Groothues

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