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* Wikipedia criticises UK government plans for a 'harsh' new Online Security Bill
* India proposes social media firms rely on fact checking by government agencies
* Is Twitter a Megaphone for ‘Sudden Death’ Vaccine Conspiracies?
*And much more!
- Muslim migrants and Ukrainian refugees in the disinformation’s gunsight (EDMO Factchecking Brief, January)
- Are we too worried about misinformation?: “Resist trying to make things better”: A conversation with internet security expert Alex Stamos. (Vox, 16 January)
- Forecasting potential misuses of language models for disinformation campaigns—and how to reduce risk (Stanford University, 11 January)
1. Platforms & Technology
- Alarmed by A.I. Chatbots, Universities Start Revamping How They Teach (NYT, 16 January)
- Conservatives Are Panicking About AI Bias, Think ChatGPT Has Gone 'Woke' (Vice, 17 January)
- Algorithms Allegedly Penalized Black Renters. The US Government Is Watching (Wired, 16 January)
- What an Endless Conversation with Werner Herzog Can Teach Us about AI: An AI-generated conversation between Werner Herzog and Slavoj Žižek is definitely entertaining, but it also illustrates the crisis of misinformation beginning to befall us (Scientific American, 17 January)
- ChatGPT expected to deepen disinformation crisis, says NYT chairman (Arab News, 17 January)
- A Vision For A Global Collaboration Village (Forbes, 17 January)
- Taliban start buying blue ticks on Twitter (BBC, 16 January)
- Twitter ‘verified’ check marks bought by Taliban appear to have been removed (Guardian, 17 January)
- Musk should not underestimate EU efforts, warns Jourová (Euractiv, 17 January)
- Dozens of media companies set 2023 content deals with Twitter (AXIOS, 17 January)
- On the Cover of New York Magazine: Extremely Hardcore: Inside 3 Months of Twitter Under Elon Musk (New York Magazine, 17 January)
- Meta's oversight board calls for more inclusive adult nudity policy (Reuters, 17 January)
- TikTok Tries to Win Allies in the U.S. With More Transparency (WSJ, 16 January)