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DisinfoDocket 22 May

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 22 May
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Good morning! Below the paywall this morning -
* FBI misused controversial surveillance tool to investigate Jan. 6 protesters
* Abortion misinformation from both medical, nonmedical professionals common on social media
* How TikTok went from teen sensation to political pariah


  1. Framing others for your own wrongdoings (EUvsDisinfo, 18 May)
  2. Opinion - On the Durham Report, don't fall for misinformation about misinformation (The Washington Post, 19 May)
  3. Elections in UK and US at risk from AI-driven disinformation, say experts (The Guardian, 20 May)
  4. Why We Fall for Propaganda Films So Easily (Vice, 19 May)
  5. The government can’t seize your data — but it can buy it (Tech Crunch, 21 May)

LISTEN - Turkey election special: Where next for Turkish democracy? (Independent Thinking - Chatham House, 19 May)

1. Platforms & Technology

  1. Transparency Won’t Be Enough for AI Accountability (Tech Policy Press, 17 May)
  2. How Somali workers in the US are fighting Amazon’s surveillance machine (Coda Story, 17 May)
  3. Supreme Court rules for Google, Twitter on terror-related content (The Washington Post, 18 May)
  4. Evolving Cyber Operations and Capabilities (CSIS, 18 May)
  5. What Google and Twitter's big wins at the Supreme Court mean for the internet (Semafor, 18 May)
  6. AI will test faith in democracy, Tokyo warns (Financial Times, 19 May)
  7. Tackling misinformation with Minecraft: How these B.C. students are learning to separate fact from fiction (CBC, 19 May)
  8. How political turmoil is damaging Pakistan’s tech industry (Rest of World, 17 May)
  9. UK court tosses class-action style health data misuse claim against Google DeepMind (Tech Crunch, 19 May)
'Artificial Intelligence could pollute the world with misinformation' | Sky News


  1. False claims of a stolen election thrive unchecked on Twitter even as Musk promises otherwise (AP News, 18 May)
  2. San Francisco investigates claims about Musk's 'Twitter hotel' plans (Business Insider, 21 May)
  3. Linda Yaccarino | Twitter’s ‘velvet hammer’ (The Hindu, 21 May)
  4. Twitter no longer ‘high risk’ after new chief hired, says top ad group (Financial Times, 19 May)


  1. Viral graphic quoting Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga saying ‘I love demons’ is fake – original quote edited (Africa Check, 19 May)
  2. Meta's next round of layoffs will start next week (The Verge, 19 May)
  3. Instagram might be working on a Twitter killer (Mashable, 20 May)

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