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On the internet, nobody knows you're a bot

I used thousands of New Yorker cartoon contest caption submissions to classify about 100 cartoons into nineteen categories, and trained a neural network to generate new captions for each category. Some of them are kind of funny. [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Jul 1, 2019 - 6 comments

Critical data essay/tutorial/experiment

What does critical data science add to our understanding of sexual harassment in academia? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Aug 11, 2018 - 0 comments

Fact-Checking Can Reduce the Spread of Unreliable News. It Can Also Do the Opposite.

Moderators of r/worldnews on reddit worked with me to test an idea: what are the effects of encouraging fact-checking on the response and spread of unreliable news? On average, messages encouraging fact-checking caused a 2x reduction in the reddit score of tabloid submissions, which likely influenced reddit's rankings. [more inside]
posted by honest knave on Feb 1, 2017 - 3 comments

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