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DisinfoDocket 19 December

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 19 December
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This morning -
*It's been a busy weekend at Twitter, catch up on all the developments
* Moldova suspends 6 channels accused of Russian disinformation
* Using games to confront extremism and hate
* And much more! 


  1. Twitter bans users from telling people to follow them on rival platforms as Elon Musk struggles to stop exodus (iNews, 18 December)
LISTEN: Conspiracy theory already built around Queensland attack (ABC, 14 December)
LISTEN: The Musk Bubble in Tech Is Going to Pop (w/Alex Stamos) (Newcomer, 14 December)

1. Platforms & Technology

  1. A guide to getting started with Twitter alternative Mastodon (Washington Post, 17 December)
  2. YouTube is pushing educational kids videos. Can parents trust them? (Washington Post, 16 December)
  3. In the U.S., His Site Has Been Linked to Massacres. In Japan, He’s a Star. (NYT, 18 December)
  4. End of an era? Chinese official who blazed a trail on social media under investigation (South China Morning Post, 18 December)
  5. How Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen Is Empowering the Next Generation of Tech Leaders (Time, 18 December)
  6. Nieman Lab predictions for journalism 2023: Platforms are over (NiemanLab, December)


Content Moderation

  1. Musk unsuspends some reporters on Twitter. But their companies never left. (Washington Post, 17 December)
  2. Musk’s suspension of journalists on Twitter spurs U.S., international condemnation (Washington Post, 16 December)
  3. The debate over speech on Twitter is as uncomplicated as it is unhinged (Washington Post, 16 December)
  4. Is plane tracking doxing? How public data enraged Elon Musk. (Washington Post, 17 December)
  5. In Suspending Journalists on Twitter, Musk Flexes His Media Muscle (NYT, 16 December)
  6. Musk Restores Some Journalist Twitter Accounts After Backlash (Forbes, 17 December)
  7. Twitter faces renewed scrutiny over disinformation in Europe  (Politico, 16 December)

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