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DisinfoDocket 18 January

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 18 January
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This morning:
* 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! 


  1. Muslim migrants and Ukrainian refugees in the disinformation’s gunsight (EDMO Factchecking Brief, January)
  2. Are we too worried about misinformation?: “Resist trying to make things better”: A conversation with internet security expert Alex Stamos. (Vox, 16 January)
  3. Forecasting potential misuses of language models for disinformation campaigns—and how to reduce risk (Stanford University, 11 January)

1. Platforms & Technology

  1. Alarmed by A.I. Chatbots, Universities Start Revamping How They Teach (NYT, 16 January)
  2. Conservatives Are Panicking About AI Bias, Think ChatGPT Has Gone 'Woke' (Vice, 17 January)
  3. Algorithms Allegedly Penalized Black Renters. The US Government Is Watching (Wired, 16 January)
  4. 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)
  5. ChatGPT expected to deepen disinformation crisis, says NYT chairman  (Arab News, 17 January)
  6. A Vision For A Global Collaboration Village (Forbes, 17 January)


  1. Taliban start buying blue ticks on Twitter (BBC, 16 January)
  2. Twitter ‘verified’ check marks bought by Taliban appear to have been removed (Guardian, 17 January)
  3. Musk should not underestimate EU efforts, warns Jourová (Euractiv, 17 January)
  4. Dozens of media companies set 2023 content deals with Twitter (AXIOS, 17 January)
  5. On the Cover of New York Magazine: Extremely Hardcore: Inside 3 Months of Twitter Under Elon Musk (New York Magazine, 17 January)


  1. Meta's oversight board calls for more inclusive adult nudity policy (Reuters, 17 January)


  1. TikTok Tries to Win Allies in the U.S. With More Transparency (WSJ, 16 January)

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