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DisinfoDocket 22 November

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 22 November
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Hi! I'm Kate and welcome to DisinfoDocket. DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.

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Say No to Disinfo are building the world’s first and most complete online living database to counter disinformation. It will aggregate, categorise, curate and extract key information from empirical studies on interventions to counter mis/disinformation. They are looking for experiments and field data from counter disinformation interventions (including intervention design, methodology, participant demographics and results) to incorporate into the database and request academics/campaigners to share any resources they think would be relevant to sahil@saynotodisinfo.com and/or ari@saynotodisinfo.com

Highlights:

  1. Navigating Misinformation and Harmful Content on Social Media (Psychology Today, 21 November)
  2. Disinformation campaigns are undermining democracy. Here’s how we can fight back (The Conversation, 20 November)
  3. Major news outlets ignored Trump amplifying calls for “citizen’s arrest” of his foes (Media Matters for America, 20 November)
  4. Personal info of Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP stolen in cyberattack (The Record by Recorded Future, 20 November)

1. Academia & Research

  1. We need a decolonized appropriation of AI in Africa (Nature, 20 November)
  2. Crowd-sourced fact-checking fights misinformation in Taiwan (Phys.org, 21 November)
  3. Something dark hiding behind the ads (EUvsDisinfo, 20 November)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. Microsoft hires Sam Altman hours after OpenAI rejects his return (The New York Times, 20 November)
  2. Tech sector mergers could get more scrutiny (IT News, 20 November)
  3. I created tech that limits violence against women in online dating. Silicon Valley used it for PR–then lost interest (Fortune, 13 November)

X (formerly Twitter)

  1. How Community Notes on Twitter Are Failing to Combat Israel-Hamas War Misinformation (Bloomberg, 21 November)

Meta

  1. Meta disbanded its Responsible AI team (The Verge, 18 November)

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