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DisinfoDocket 18 October

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DisinfoDocket 18 October
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  1. EDMO Online Training: “An introduction to DISARM Framework on disinformation tactics, techniques and procedures”. The training is open to the members of the EDMO Network. (EDMO, 30 October & 6 November)
  2. A Journalist’s Guide to Combatting Disinformation (PEN, October)
  3. “On WhatsApp I say what I want”: Messaging apps, diaspora communities, and networked counterpublics in the United States (SAGE, 16 October)
  4. InfoEpi Lab Tools Library (InfoEpi, October)

1. Platforms & Technology

  1. Social Media Platforms Must Do Better When Handling Misinformation, Especially During Moments of Conflict (EFF, 17 October)
  2. Signal President Meredith Whittaker on resisting government threats to privacy (Rest of World, 17 October)

X (Twitter)

  1. European Commission sends request for information to X under the Digital Services Act (EU Reporter, 17 October)
  2. Insiders Say X’s Crowdsourced Anti-Disinformation Tool Is Making the Problem Worse (Wired, 17 October)
  3. Elon Musk now faces an investigation into disinformation about the Israel-Hamas war (Vox, 17 October)

2. Israel & Palestine

  1. Viral hate and misinformation amid Israel-Hamas crisis renew fears of real-world violence (Independent, 17 October)
  2. Israel-Hamas war misinformation on social media is harder to track, researchers say (NBC, 16 October)
  3. Israel-Hamas war: Tech platforms under scrutiny over spread of false, graphic posts (ABC, 16 October)
  4. People are accusing Instagram of shadowbanning content about Palestine (Mashable, 16 October)
  5. Telegram Responds to Hamas-Israel Conflict: An examination of the hyperpartisan response turned up conspiracy theorists, fringe political groups, and pro-Kremlin propagandists who expressed a range of reactions to the Hamas attack on Israel. (InfoEpi, 15 October)
  6. Hamas Hijacked Victims’ Social Media Accounts to Spread Terror (NYT, 17 October)
  7. U.S. lawmaker seeks answers from Meta, X, Google, TikTok over Israel-Hamas false content (Reuters, 17 October)

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