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Disinfo Docket 28 February

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
Disinfo Docket 28 February
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Good morning! Below the paywall this morning -
* What Florida is — and isn't — doing to curb the biggest measles outbreak in the US
* US celebrities ‘unwittingly recruited’ for Cameo disinformation campaign against Moldovan president
* Russia's Online Campaign to Destroy Yulia Navalnaya


  1. 4 biases that leave under-represented groups out of GenAI-assisted journalism (IJNet, 26 February)
  2. Russia’s 2024 election interference has already begun (NBC, 26 February)
  3. ‘The chatbots are not ready for primetime’: Election officials, tech experts sound the alarm on the first AI election (Fortune, 27 February)
  4. Trusted media on the frontline (BBC, 27 February)
  5. Breaking Down the Immigration Figures (FactCheck.org, 27 February)
  6. A German Court Rules Against Russian Embassy Projections (Benjamin Wittes, Dog Shirt Daily, 27 February)

1. Academia & Research

  1. New analysis shows anti-vaccination conspiracy theories gain political weight due to social media (Phys.org, 26 February)
  2. The potential of generative AI for personalized persuasion at scale (Nature, 26 February)
  3. Towards Fair Graph Anomaly Detection: Problem, New Datasets, and Evaluation (arXiv, 25 February)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. Here’s why a SCOTUS ruling on social media rules matters to so many people (CNN, 27 February)
  2. Swift Justice? Assessing Taylor's Legal Options in Wake of AI-Generated Images (Tech Policy Press, 27 February)
  3. Would this fool you? A.I. voice clone calls can spread election misinformation (Yahoo! News, 27 February)
  4. I created an AI tool to help investigative journalists find stories in audit reports. Here’s how I did it and why it matters (Reuters Institute, 16 February)


  1. Meta second to set up EU online election centre to fight disinformation (Euronews, 27 February)
  2. Meta Won't Remove All Misleading Content Ahead of EU Elections (PC Mag, 26 February)


  1. TikTok is getting a new head of global trust and safety (CNN, 27 February)

X (Twitter)

  1. Twitter is becoming a 'ghost town' of bots as AI-generated spam content floods the internet (ABC, 27 February)
  2. Elon Musk is going to war with Google (Business Insider, 27 February)

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