Data Journalism Top 10: Remembering 9/11, TikTok Sex & Drugs, Global Forest Fires, Indigenous Schools

Tracking the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter from September 6 to September 13, we found a visual project by the South China Morning Post explaining the global impact of the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil in US history, a Guardian investigation into the history of Canada’s residential schools, and a video project by Le Monde exploring the recent history of forest fires around the world.

Data Journalism Top 10: Tokyo Olympics, Sand Mining, Elder Care, Russia’s Forests, TikTok’s Algorithm

Our NodeXL mapping from July 19 to 25, which tracks the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter each week, found imaginative data-driven coverage of the Olympics by The Washington Post, The New York Times, and other major outlets. In this edition, we also feature a piece by Reuters Graphics on how a Chinese lake has been decimated by sand mining, a cross-border investigation into the billion Euro business of elder care, and a deep dive into TikTok’s secretive algorithm by The Wall Street Journal.

Más allá de los videos virales: una guía para investigar en TikTok

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Nota editorial: La aplicación china TikTok ha estado prohibida en India desde junio. En agosto, Donald Trump amenazó con eliminarla en los Estados Unidos, aunque no es claro que esto vaya a suceder. TikTok ha sido descargada 2.000 millones de veces en el mundo, así que consideramos que podría generar interés esta pieza escrita por Bellingcat, un miembro de GIJN, sobre cómo hacer búsquedas en esta aplicación tan popular. La popularidad de los cortos videos de TikTok, con personas bailando, sincronizando labios y haciendo retos virales, entre otros, ha aumentado durante los últimos años. Esta plataforma, que permite a los usuarios compartir videos que pueden dejar en repetición, es similar a la ya inexistente Vine. 

En comparación con otros servicios de compartir videos, los de TikTok son mucho más cortos.

Beyond Viral Clips and Lip Syncing: A Guide to Investigating on TikTok

TikTok, a video-sharing site where users can post videos of themselves dancing, lip syncing, and doing viral challenges, has seen a surge in popularity in recent years. While many posts are focused on jokes and music, TikTok has surpassed 2 billion downloads and is popular around the world, which presents opportunities for the open source research community to use the platform in investigations. This guide explains how.