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DisinfoDocket 23 October

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 23 October
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LISTEN: The Lawfare Podcast: The Crisis Facing Efforts to Counter Election Disinformation (Lawfare, 20 October)
  1. Human rights organizations join the open call for an immediate physical and digital ceasefire in Gaza, and for Palestinians globally (Access Now, 20 October)
  2. Europe's largest news aggregator orders editors to play down Palestinian deaths (The Intercept, 19 October)
  3. Why subscription fees are not a magic bullet against spam (Conspirator Norteño, 22 October)

2. Platforms & Technology


  1. Videos Criticizing a Turkish Government Official’s Response to the Turkey Earthquake (Meta, 20 October)


  1. Our continued actions to protect the TikTok community during the Israel-Hamas war (TikTok, 15 October)
  2. Are people actually using TikTok for news?: According to a new study, news accounts are rarely recommended even to news junkies. (Mashable, 20 October)

X (Twitter)

  1. Elon Musk says X to have two new premium tiers (BBC, 21 October)
  2. Elite disinformation is a far greater problem than fake news on Twitter (Telegraph, 22 October)
  3. ‘Let that sink in!’ The 13 tweets that tell the story of Elon Musk’s turbulent first year at Twitter (or X) (Guardian, 21 October)

3. Israel & Palestine

  1. How Social Media abdicated responsibility for the news: The Israel-Hamas war has displayed with fresh urgency the perils of relying on our feeds for updates about events unfolding in real time. (New Yorker, 17 October)
  2. The War in Gaza Is Getting Remixed in Real Time: Unconfirmed atrocities are turning into memes. (The Atlantic, 21 October)
  3. The battle for public opinion over Israel war (CNN, 21 October)
  4. X’s ‘verified’ users are the biggest source of misinformation on the Israel-Hamas war (Fast Company, 20 October)
  5. Civil society organizations call on tech companies to respect Palestinian digital rights in times of crisis (Global Voices, 23 October)
  6. The 26-year-old analyst who shaped the world’s view of Gaza (AFR, 22 October)
  7. What really happened at the Al Ahli Hospital? (ABC, 19 October)

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