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DisinfoDocket 1 March

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 1 March
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  1. Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media (Human Rights Watch, 17 February)
  2. ChatGPT: New AI system, old bias? Here's how this powerful tech can become more accurate and inclusive. (Mashable, 27 February)
  3. Ukraine war: Viral conspiracy theories falsely claim the war is fake (BBC, 27 February)
  4. No reward without risk: Addressing the economic impacts of misinformation and other digital harms on MSMEs (CDA, February)
EVENT: OPC And IWMF Offer Psychological Safety Training For Women And Nonbinary Journalists (2 March)
EVENT: The Propagandists’ Playbook: How search engines are manipulated for political gain (Northeastern University, 2 March)
EVENT: ITLP Symposium: Platform and the Press (UCLA, 3-4 March)
JOB ALERT: Consultancy -- Next Generation Platforms -- DemTech (NDI)

1. Academia & Research

  1. ChatGPT – Friend or foe? (Oxford Internet Institute, 28 February)
  2. The challenge of platform capture: This is part of a series on platforms and the press published jointly by CJR and the UCLA Institute for Technology, Law & Policy. (Columbia Journalism Review, 27 February)
  3. The Future of Human Agency (Pew Research Center, 24 February)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. Fundamental problems on social media platforms (Forbes, 28 February)
  2. Dutch warn against internet toll as EU looks to Big Tech to fund networks (Reuters, 27 February)
  3. Five years in a row: India is 2022’s biggest internet shutdowns offender (Access Now, 28 February)


  1. Twitter Lays Off Manager Who Slept on Office Floor After Musk Takeover (Vice, 27 February)
  2. Twitter on notice over porn, hate mail (The Australian, 27 February)
  3. In latest round of Twitter cuts, some see hints of its next CEO (Platformer, 28 February)
  4. Nature's Take: How Twitter's changes could affect science (Nature, 27 February)
  5. Twitter under fire for censoring Palestinian public figures (Al Jazeera, 28 February)

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