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Disinfo Docket 10 July

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
Disinfo Docket 10 July
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Below the paywall today -
* Euro 2024-linked misinformation takes aim at minorities
* Scammers harness AI and deepfakes to sell bogus ‘miracle cures’ on Meta platforms
* TikTok removed 43,000 pieces of misinformation content ahead of elections...

Highlights

  1. Justice Department Leads Efforts Among Federal, International, and Private Sector Partners to Disrupt Covert Russian Government-Operated Social Media Bot Farm (U.S. Department of Justice, 9 July)
  2. Russia operated nearly 1,000 sock puppet accounts on X, Justice Department says (NBC, 10 July)
  3. Why exiled journalists from Latin America require more support and protection (IJNet, 10 July)
  4. Generative AI and election disinformation: much ado about nothing? (Access Now, 4 July)

1. Academia & Research

  1. Study shows impact of misleading headlines from mainstream news (MIT Sloan, 9 July)
  2. Blame and obligation: The importance of libertarianism and political orientation in the public assessment of disinformation in the United States (Wiley Online Library, 8 July)
  3. The Hate Ministries: Far-Right Social Media Extremism in Argentina and Brazil (GNET, 9 July)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. Researchers Develop Taxonomy of Generative AI Misuse From Real World Data (Tech Policy Press, 10 July)
  2. Fight Against Misinformation Suffers Defeat on Multiple Fronts (Bloomberg, 8 July)
  3. Bellingcat warns of ‘censorship’ on X after research on Russian attack is labeled spam (The Record by Recorded Media, 10 July)
  4. Meta Is Getting Rid of CrowdTangle — and Its Replacement Isn’t As Transparent or Accessible (Proof, 9 July)
  5. Errol Morris on whether you should be afraid of generative AI in documentaries (Nieman Lab, 10 July)

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