Today we’re excited to announce that SAM is tapping into the full VKontakte (also known as VK) firehose! This means that our platform is now able to scan all VK public posts to detect crisis events with greater speed and accuracy across the many countries that use VK as their main social media platform.
The addition of VK brings previously hard-to-monitor areas that hold significant global relevance, as well as growing business hubs, straight to the SAM platform. VK is currently in an exciting period of growth in countries like Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, Poland and Ukraine, consistently in the top 10 websites used in those countries.* Our event detection algorithms work in many languages, including the native languages of these countries, resulting in SAM alerts with even greater speed and accuracy.