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Disinfo Docket 17 April

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
Disinfo Docket 17 April
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  1. In Azerbaijan, independent media face growing repression of press freedom (IJNet, 16 April)
  2. The Futility Factor: How Social Media Environments Can Discourage Political Engagement (Tech Policy Press, 16 April)
  3. The Rising Tide Of Disinformation: Safeguarding Communities Through Communication Integrity (Forbes, 16 April)
  4. Don’t Believe What They’re Telling You About Misinformation (The New Yorker, 15 April)
  5. Spotting the deepfakes in this year of elections: how AI detection tools work and where they fail (Reuters Institute, 15 April)

1. Academia & Research

  1. Podcast host and Ohio county commissioner nominee has pushed baseless conspiracy theories and compared the LGBTQ movement to Hitler (Media Matters for America, 16 April)
  2. Researchers say media need generative AI policies to help navigate misinformation and disinformation (Phys.org, 16 April)
  3. Long online discussions are consistently the most toxic (Nature, 16 April)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. The Word Censorship Has An Actual Meaning: A Defense of Content Moderation (Tech Policy Press, 16 April)
  2. 2024 election security: Confronting disinformation and deepfakes (Computer Weekly, 16 April)

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