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DisinfoDocket 19 July

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 19 July
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Good morning! Below the paywall this morning -
* Disinformation on TikTok worries Taiwan
* 'Really hurtful': How LGBTQ disinformation ensnares Americans
* Lithuania goes after bots following spikes in pro-Russian propaganda


  1. Facebook, Instagram face Norwegian ban from tracking users for ads (Politico, 17 July)
  2. A Comparative Perspective on AI Regulation (Lawfare, 17 July)
  3. An Open Reference System for Connected Device Labeling (Consumer Reports, 18 July)
  4. Raising informed media consumers starts at school (Africa Check, 17 July)
  5. Algorithms Are Making Kids Desperately Unhappy (The New York Times, 18 July)
  6. Can We Identify the Trump Indictment Timeline? (Benjamin Wittes, Dog Shirt Daily, 19 July)
Distrust of Everything: Misinformation and AI | Center for Strategic & International Studies

1. Academia & Research

  1. Low-cost online interventions may encourage young voters, study shows (Phys.org, 18 July)
  2. A taxonomy of anti-vaccination arguments from a systematic literature review and text modelling (Nature, 17 July)
  3. Author Correction: Understanding and combatting misinformation across 16 countries on six continents (Nature, 18 July)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. Advance Innovation And Regulate AI—It’s Not Either/Or (Forbes, 17 July)
  2. WeChat faces uncomfortable questions after inquiry no-show (Financial Review, 17 July)
  3. The Treacherous Silicon Triangle - How to Strengthen the Semiconductor Supply Chain Without Endangering Taiwan (Foreign Affairs, 17 July)
  4. Thousands of authors urge AI companies to stop using work without permission (NPR, 17 July)
How is misinformation addressed on Wikipedia? - A WIKI MINUTE | Wikimedia Foundation


  1. Elon Musk says Twitter is working on a feature that will let you publish articles (The Verge, 18 July)
WATCH - Elon Musk reports Twitter ad revenue down (CNN, 17 July)


  1. House Republicans probe Threads in ongoing social media investigation (Tech Crunch, 17 July)
  2. Opinion | Threads, like Twitter, promises connection but drives us apart (The Washington Post, 18 July)
  3. Meta rejected scores of women's health ads. Democrats want answers (The Washington Post, 17 July)

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