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DisinfoDocket - 15 March

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket - 15 March
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  1. The Kremlin’s Never-Ending Attempt to Spread Disinformation about Biological Weapons (US Department of State, 14 March)
  2. Cyber Incident Reporting Framework: Global Edition (Cyber Threat Alliance, Institute for Security and Technology)
  3. The third successive FREE Trust in News global webcast is back. Join us live in London and Delhi on Thursday March 30 2023. (Trust in News, 30 March)

1. Academia & Research

  1. Political polarization of news media and influencers on Twitter in the 2016 and 2020 US presidential elections (Nature, 13 March)
  2. The New American Foreign Policy of Technology (GMF, 13 March)
  3. How the Kremlin misrepresented a video to claim Georgian protesters seek war with Russia (DFRLab, 14 March)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. How Social Media Platforms Can Engage On Fighting Disinformation (Wilson Center, 14 March)
  2. TikTok and Meta’s Moderators Form a United Front in Germany (Wired, 13 March)
  3. Why Are We Letting the AI Crisis Just Happen?: Bad actors could seize on large language models to engineer falsehoods at unprecedented scale. (The Atlantic, 13 March)
  4. Microsoft just laid off one of its responsible AI teams (Platformer, 13 March)
  5. Meta-Analysis: Social Media Does Little to Inform Citizens (Tech Policy Press, 7 March)


  1. Twitter’s Working on a New Option to Show You Why You’re Seeing Each Tweet in Your Feed (Social Media Today, 13 March)


  1. Meta is laying off 10,000 more employees (Mashable, 14 March)
  2. Meta to cut another 10,000 jobs and cancel ‘low priority projects’ (TechCrunch, 14 March)
  3. The Facebook MAGA mills are open for business: Massive right-wing Facebook networks are growing rapidly ahead of 2024 (FWIW, 10 March)

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