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Disinfo Docket 24 April

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
Disinfo Docket 24 April
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  1. New Group Joins the Political Fight Over Disinformation Online (NYT, 22 April)
  2. Russia designates Meta an extremist organisation (Independent, 22 April)
  3. How Trump has become angrier and more isolated on Truth Social (Washington Post, 22 April)
  4. New Report Highlights Best Practices to Counter Election Disinformation (IFES, 23 April)
EVENT: Truth or dare: navigating misinformation in EU elections (Reuters Institute, 22 May)

1.Academia & Research

  1. Nonlinear spreading behavior across multi-platform social media universe (AIP, 22 April)
  2. Information Sharing in the Ransomware Payment Ecosystem: Exploring the Delta Between Best Practices and Existing Mechanisms (IST, April)
  3. From Content to Payment: The rise and implications of social media ad revenue sharing (What to Fix, April)

2.Platforms & Technology

  1. Mozilla urges WhatsApp to combat misinformation ahead of global elections (Engadget, 22 April)
  2. African tech companies are ditching Google for a small Indian competitor (Rest of World, 22 April)
  3. Australia’s Spy Chief Warns AI Set to Inflame Radicalization (Bloomberg, 23 April)
  4. Social media companies 'pouring accelerant on the flames' of misinformation and extremism, top cop warns (ABC, 23 April)


  1. Instagram Advertises Nonconsensual AI Nude Apps (404, 22 April)
  2. Hacked Facebook accounts leave businesses out of pocket as ombudsman records spike in Meta complaints (ABC, 22 April)
  3. Meta Joins Thorn and Industry Partners in New Generative AI Principles (Meta, 23 April)


  1. EU may suspend money-for-views TikTok feature (BBC, 22 April)
  2. European Commission Launches New TikTok Probe (Forbes, 23 April)
  3. How the TikTok ban could survive a court challenge (Platformer, 23 April)
  4. Toxic Tiktok trends: Weighing in on dangerous viral diet misinformation (CityAM, 24 April)

X (Twitter)

  1. Brazil judge gives X five days to explain alleged non-compliance with court ruling (Reuters, 22 April)
  2. Australian prime minister labels Elon Musk ‘an arrogant billionaire who thinks he is above the law’ (Guardian, 23 April)
  3. Elon Musk is fighting Australia to host a stabbing video on X (The Verge, 23 April)
  4. Elon Musk is mad he’s been ordered to remove Sydney church stabbing videos from X. He’d be more furious if he saw our other laws (The Conversation, 22 April)
  5. Why a Twitter X-Odus spells trouble for the scientific community (Forbes, 22 April)

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