Kalev H. Leetaru is a senior fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and a council member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government. He created the GDELT Project and focuses on big data and global society.
ATHENS, GREECE - JANUARY 26: The Greek flag flies at the Acropolis following the electoral success by Syriza in the Greek general election yesterday on January 26, 2015 in Athens, Greece. The radical left party Syriza won the snap Greek general election and has asked the right-wing Independent Greek party to form a anti-austerity coalition. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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In this photograph taken on July 14, 2013, a resident (R) looks at the carcass of a male Sumatran elephant, its head and trunks mutilated and ivory tusks missing, in Aceh Jaya district on Indonesia's Sumatra island. According to Natural Resources Conservation Agency the elephant was killed by a booby trap set up by unidentified people. In the month of May three elephants were found dead in Tesso Nilo National Park, south of Aceh. Fewer than 3,000 endangered Sumatran elephants remain in the wild, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Rampant expansion of palm oil, paper plantations, and mines, has destroyed nearly 70 percent of the Sumatran elephant's forest habitat over 25 years, conservationist says, and the animals remain a target of poaching. AFP PHOTO / FIKRI RAMADHAVI (Photo credit should read FIKRI RAMADHAVI/AFP/Getty Images)