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DisinfoDocket - 13 March

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket - 13 March
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  1. IWMF and the American Press Institute Partner on Online Violence Training and Resources for Newsrooms (IWMF, March)
  2. Twitter’s $42,000-per-Month API Prices Out Nearly Everyone: Tiers will start at $500,000 a year for access to 0.3 percent of the company’s tweets. Researchers say that’s too much for too little data. (Wired, 10 March)
  3. Kelly Doyle Kim and this new Smithsonian museum are writing women into Wikipedia (Wikimedia Foundation, 1 March)
  4. Standing firm against threats to private and safe communication (Signal, 9 March)
  5. help me hold fox news accountable for its lies (Nina Jankowicz, 11 March)
  6. Helping coders do the right thing (Craig Newmark, 11 March)
LISTEN: A "Comprehensive" Episode (Moderated Content, 6 March)

1. Platforms & Technology

  1. Noam Chomsky: The False Promise of ChatGPT (NYT, 8 March)
  2. Get Ready to Meet the ChatGPT Clones (Wired, 10 March)
  3. Cyberattacks Are Just One Part of Hybrid Warfare (Washington Post, 10 March)
  4. Lifesaver or job killer? Why AI tools like ChatGPT are so polarizing. (Washington Post, 12 March)
  5. Making Deepfakes Gets Cheaper and Easier Thanks to A.I. (NYT, 12 March)
  6. YouTuber must pay $40K in attorneys’ fees for daft “reverse censorship” suit (ArsTechnica, 10 March)


  1. Elon Musk's latest project: Defending the QAnon Shaman and his role on Jan. 6 (Mashable, 11 March)


  1. Meta is building a decentralized, text-based social network (Platformer, 9 March)
  2. Meta considers a new social network, as decentralized model gains steam (Washington Post, 11 March)
  3. Oversight Board announces a review of Meta's approach to the term "shaheed" (Oversight Board, March)
  4. An Update on Meta’s Civil Rights Progress (Meta, 9 March)


  1. The race is on for TikTok to show it can be trusted (Telegraph, 10 March)
  2. Belgium bans TikTok from government phones after US, EU (ABC, 10 March)
  3. A former TikTok employee tells Congress the app is lying about Chinese spying (Washington Post, 10 March)

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