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DisinfoDocket 12 July

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 12 July
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Good morning! Below the paywall this morning -
* China’s social media coverage of French riots rife with misinformation, distortion
* Meta cut election teams months before Threads launch, raising concerns for 2024
* Some of the Worst Troll Armies Are Gaining Ground...


  1. Abortion Activists Are Targets of Violent, Gendered Threats After Overturn of Roe (Teen Vogue, 10 July)
  2. Why Can't Anyone Post Lawfare Content to Twitter? (Benjamin Wittes, Dog Shirt Daily, 11 July)
  3. Privacy activists slam EU-US pact on data sharing (BBC, 11 July)
  4. What can the US learn from Taiwan’s fight against disinformation? (Columbia Journalism Review, 10 July)
  5. We shouldn’t turn disinformation into a constitutional right (Brookings, 11 July)
  6. Chinese social media messaging downplays significance of Wagner mutiny (DFR Lab, 10 July)

1. Academia & Research

  1. Conscientiousness does not moderate the association between political ideology and susceptibility to fake news sharing (PsyArXiv Preprints, 30 June)
  2. Scaling Trust on the Web (Atlantic Council, 21 June)
  3. How Gen Z is Changing Anti-Abortion Extremism Through ‘Queering’ (Global Network on Extremism and Technology, 30th June)
  4. China’s AI Regulations and How They Get Made (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 10 July)
  5. Behind the war in Ukraine is a shady war of cyber attackers reveals Radware research (iTWire, 9 July)
  6. China’s Cognitive AI Research - Emulating Human Cognition on the Way to General Purpose AI (CSET, July 2023)

2. Platforms & Technology

LISTEN - The Internet Is at the Bottom of the Sea (Inkstick Media, 10 July)
  1. Google warns of Gmail tech support impersonation scam (7News, 10 July)
  2. Causal AI: rewriting the rules of artificial intelligence (Cyber News, 10 July)
  3. How the generative A.I. boom could forever change online advertising (CNBC, 8 July)
  4. Amazon tells court it shouldn't have to police its platforms for hate speech and disinformation (Business Insider, 11 July)
  5. How AI will turbocharge misinformation — and what we can do about it (Axios, 10 July)
  6. The workers at the frontlines of the AI revolution (Rest of World, 11 July)


  1. Twitter Blue Accounts Are Spreading Misinformation About The War In Ukraine (Forbes, 10 July)
  2. Twitter faces legal challenge after failing to remove reported hate tweets (The Guardian, 10 July)
  3. How Musk’s Twitter is Jeopardizing War Crimes Investigations (Tech Policy Press, 11 July)

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