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DisinfoDocket 13 December

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 13 December
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Good morning! Below the paywall today -
* The Rise and Fall Of Facebook’s Politics Obsession
* Seven EU member states want to legalise spying on journalists through EMFA
* Microsoft Reports Russian Disinformation Campaign Leveraging Cameo for Celebrity Videos...

Highlights:

  1. Advice for covering elections in the age of social media (IJNet, 12 December)
  2. Pro-Putin Disinformation Warriors Take War of Aggression to Reddit (CEPA, 12 December)
  3. Analysis | A new benchmark on the right's descent into surreality (The Washington Post, 11 December)
  4. A year in the life of a clinical fact checker (Full Fact, 12 December)

1. Academia & Research

  1. Changing Newsrooms 2023: Media leaders struggle to embrace diversity in full and remain cautious on AI disruption (Reuters Institute, 5 December)
  2. Hostility has a trivial effect on persuasiveness of rebutting science denialism on social media (Nature, 11 December)
  3. Manosphere influencers are promoting abuse and violence against women (Media Matters for America, 11 December)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. The White House’s private fears over the rise of AI in the Middle East (The Telegraph, 10 December)
  2. How Big Tech is buying influence in academia (Coda Story, 8 December)

X (Twitter)

  1. Australian government continues to advertise on X after Elon Musk’s anti-Semitic post (Crikey, 11 December)
  2. Elon Musk fact-checked on X by his own system - but claims it has been 'gamed by state actors' (Sky News, 11 December)
  3. Elon Musk's misinformation about Canada a dangerous sign (Toronto Star, 11 December)
  4. Musk’s X 2023 Ad Sales Projected to Slump to About $2.5 Billion (Bloomberg, 12 December)

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