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DisinfoDocket 25 January

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 25 January
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  1. GDI is currently seeking in-country collaboration partners on their Media Market Risk Assessment projects. The projects to date have covered over 20 countries, and are planned to expand to another 20 over the course of 2023 and 2024. (GDI)
  2. Deny, Deceive, Delay Vol. 2: Exposing New Trends in Climate Mis- and Disinformation at COP27 (ISD, 19 January)
  3. Brazil, Kenya, the US – tech giants are putting democracy in peril the world over (Guardian, 25 January)
  4. Pro-Kremlin Telegram channels try to convince Latvians their government is ‘fascist’: Newly created pro-Kremlin Telegram channels target Russian speakers in Latvia (DFRLab, 20 January)

1. Academia & Research

  1. Effects of fact-checking warning labels and social endorsement cues on climate change fake news credibility and engagement on social media (Wiley, 19 January)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. Trump Looks to Ditch His Own Social Media Site: The ex-president is planning his first tweets with a few months to go on his Truth Social contract (Rolling Stone, 22 January)
  2. Learning to lie: AI tools adept at creating disinformation (AP, 24 January)
  3. The trackers inside your Telegram, Signal, Whatsapp (Financial Review, 25 January)
  4. Google to stop exempting campaign email from automated spam detection (Washington Post, 24 January)
  5. U.S. Accuses Google of Abusing Monopoly in Ad Technology (NYT, 24 January)


  1. Twitter will soon let news outlets lay visual claim to their staffers’ accounts. Should they? (Nieman Lab, 23 January)
  2. Ex-Twitter engineer tells FTC security violations persist after Musk (Washington Post, 24 January)

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