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Disinfo Docket 13 March

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
Disinfo Docket 13 March
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  1. Creating a space for LGBTQ+ journalists in India (IJNet, 12 March)
  2. How the Belarusian Cyber Partisans are fighting a digital war against two dictators (The Record by Recorded Future, 11 March)
  3. Bono por tuitear: así se paga por impulsar propaganda y desinformación en Venezuela (Cazadores de Fake News, 11 March)
  4. The Kate photo chaos is a portent of things to come in this disinformation age (The Globe & Mail, 12 March)

1. Academia & Research

  1. Fact-opinion differentiation (Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review, 7 March)
  2. “Influencing the influencers:” a field experimental approach to promoting effective mental health communication on TikTok (Nature, 11 March)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. Collaboration is key to correcting online misinformation (Stars & Stripes, 12 March)
  2. AI weaponised to launch disinformation campaigns and cyber attacks (The Australian, 12 March)


  1. Donald Trump calls Meta's Facebook 'enemy of the people' as he reverses his stance on a TikTok ban (CNN, 11 March)


  1. Desperate TikTok lobbying effort backfires on Capitol Hill (BBC, 12 March)

3. Russia & Ukraine

  1. How Meduza is preparing for full Internet censorship in Russia (Meduza, 12 March)
  2. Russian independent media outlet Meduza faces ‘most intense cyber campaign’ ever (The Record by Recorded Future, 12 March)

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