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DisinfoDocket 11 October

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 11 October
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Good morning! Below the paywall today -
* Alexa says the 2020 election was stolen. What does it mean for 2024?
* Misinformation further inflames the Israel-Palestine conflict
* Death Threats and Disinformation: the Everyday Poison of Politics in Europe...

Highlights:

  1. Misinformation about the Israel-Hamas war is flooding social media. Here are the facts (AP News, 10 October)
  2. Cyberattacks Targeting Israel Are Rising After Hamas Assault (Bloomberg, 9 October)
  3. Vietnam tried to hack U.S. Officials, CNN with posts on X, probe finds (The Washington Post, 9 October)
  4. How conspiracy theories became intertwined with prejudice and paranoia across the globe (ABC, 6 October)

1. Academia & Research

  1. Harmful Conspiracies in Temporal Interaction Networks: Understanding the Dynamics of Digital Wildfires through Phase Transitions (ArXiv, 9 October)
  2. The future landscape of large language models in medicine (Nature.com, 10 October)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. German antitrust head warns AI may boost Big Tech's dominance (Reuters, 10 October)
  2. WhatsApp says warnings of a cyberattack targeting Jewish people are baseless (NBC, 9 October)
  3. Social media platforms foment disinformation about war in Israel (The Record by Recorded Future, 10 October)

X (formerly known as Twitter)

WATCH - CNN debunks Israel-Hamas misinfo videos going viral on X (CNN, 10 October)
  1. EU warns Elon Musk over ‘disinformation’ on X about Hamas attack (The Guardian, 10 October)
  2. As false war information spreads on X, Musk promotes unvetted accounts (The Washington Post, 8 October)
  3. Musk’s X allows misinformation about Hamas’ war on Israel to proliferate (Media Matters for America, 9 October)
  4. The Israel-Hamas War Is Drowning X in Disinformation (WIRED, 9 October)

Meta

  1. How the attacks in Israel are changing Threads (The Verge, 10 October)

TikTok

  1. Lawmakers shift gears on TikTok ban (Politico, 9 October)

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