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DisinfoDocket 26 July

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 26 July
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Good morning! Below the paywall this morning -
* Pro-China influence campaign infiltrates US news websites
* Australia fines Facebook owner Meta $14 million for undisclosed data collection
* Indian politicians embrace influencers ahead of 2024 elections...


  1. China’s cyber interference and transnational crime groups in Southeast Asia (ASPI - The Strategist, 24 July)
  2. How a new two-minute quiz measures misinformation susceptibility (Nieman Lab, 24 July)
  3. FBI Seizure of Mastodon Server is a Wakeup Call to Fediverse Users and Hosts to Protect their Users (Electronic Frontier Foundation, 25 July)
  4. Pakistan: Amended media bill contradicts on labour rights and dangerously defines disinformation (IFJ, 24 July)
  5. From Twitter to X: Elon Musk Begins Erasing an Iconic Internet Brand (The New York Times, 24 July)
  6. UN megacities claim is a mishmash of misinformation (AAP, 25 July)
  7. ChatGPT and Threads reflect the challenges of fast tech adoption (The Conversation, 23 July)

1. Academia & Research

  1. Misinformation interventions decay rapidly without an immediate post-test (PsyArXiv, 25 July)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. Publishers want billions, not millions, from AI (Semafor, 24 July)
  2. Researchers Find ‘Backdoor’ in Encrypted Police and Military Radios (VICE, 24 July)
  3. Cleaning up ChatGPT’s language takes heavy toll on human workers (The Wall Street Journal, 24 July)
  4. Artificial Intelligence Is Changing The World And Your Business (Forbes, 24 July)
  5. Police like using Google data to solve crimes. Does that put your privacy at risk? (Los Angeles Times, 24 July)
Tackling disinformation in Europe: AI4TRUST | EURACTIV

X (Twitter)

  1. Elon Musk hits X rebrand hiccup as police stop Twitter sign removal (The Guardian, 25 July)
  2. Is Elon Musk right to ditch the Twitter bird logo? (BBC, 25 July)
  3. Twitter Turning Into X Set to Kill Billions in Brand Value (Bloomberg, 24 July)
  4. Meta, Microsoft, hundreds more own trademarks to new Twitter name (Reuters, 25 July)
  5. X Isn’t a Super App. It’s Just Twitter (WIRED, 24 July)

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