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Disinfo Docket 14 February

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities
Disinfo Docket 14 February
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Good morning! Below the paywall this morning -
* How Tech Giants Turned Ukraine Into an AI War Lab
* A strategy to counter malign Chinese and Russian influence in Latin America and the Caribbean
* In Pakistan, Senegal and Sudan, networks are down — and it’s no accident...


  1. How AI Bots Could Sabotage 2024 Elections around the World (Scientific American, 13 February)
  2. French security experts identify Moscow-based disinformation network (The Guardian, 12 February)
  3. 4 AI tools to help newsrooms avoid spreading harmful content (IJNet, 12 February)
  4. How not to right historical wrongs (Coda Story, 12 February)
  5. Citing Meta lawsuit, Khan says more aggressive FTC will not turn ‘blind eye’ to big tech data abuses (The Record by Recorded Future, 9 February)

1. Academia & Research

  1. Social corrections act as a double-edged sword by reducing the perceived accuracy of false and real news in the UK, Germany, and Italy (Nature, 13 February)
  2. Exploring Saliency Bias in Manipulation Detection (arXiv, 12 February)
  3. How Sean Hannity helped build the GOP’s collapsing Hunter Biden impeachment case (Media Matters for America, 13 February)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. AI ‘resurrects’ long dead dictator in murky new era of deepfake electioneering (CNN, 11 February)
  2. The Role Of Humans And AI In Social Media's Battle Against Misinformation (Forbes, 12 February)


  1. Meta removes Facebook and Instagram accounts of Iran’s Supreme Leader (CNN, 9 February)
  2. Meta turns its back on politics again, angering some news creators (The Washington Post, 10 February)


  1. Biden campaign joins TikTok in an effort to reach younger voters (The Washington Post, 11 February)

X (Twitter)

  1. Musk ordered to testify again in SEC investigation of Twitter takeover (The Guardian, 11 February)

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