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Disinfo Docket 19 June

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Disinfo Docket 19 June
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Below the paywall today -
* The United States is trying to use video games to counter propaganda
* Advice for dealing with trauma and mental health pressures from cyber attacks
* Misinformation might sway elections — but not in the way that you think...


  1. ONS figures don’t show 14 million people will arrive in the UK ‘in the next 12 years’ (Full Fact, 19 June)
  2. Election deepfakes make a shallow impact (Platformer, 19 June)
  3. White House slams 'bad faith' viral clips of Biden (BBC, 18 June)
  4. Belarus: the indoctrination of minors is rising in scale and taking on new forms (EUvsDisinfo, 19 June)

1. Academia & Research

  1. Public perspectives on trust in news (Reuters Institute, 17 June)
  2. The implication of the illness metaphors of In America: Mitigating negative effects of metaphors through illness narratives in the postpandemic era of COVID-19 (Nature, 18 June)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. ChatGPT, Grok, Gemini and other AI chatbots are spewing Russian misinformation, study finds (Euronews, 18 June)
  2. Gen Z Fears a Military Draft Because of TikTok Misinformation (Rolling Stone, 18 June)
  3. YouTube tests own version of Community Notes ahead of 2024 election (Mashable, 18 June)

3. Russia & Ukraine

  1. Top AI Chatbots Spread Russian Propaganda (Forbes, 19 June)
  2. ‘He chose this path, and we’re walking it with him’: The parents of imprisoned Russian opposition politician Ilya Yashin on coping with their son’s incarceration (Meduza, 19 June)
  3. Journalist finally recognized for work combating Russian disinformation (Voice of America, 18 June)

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