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DisinfoDocket 28 June

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 28 June
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  1. New report finds generative machine learning exacerbates online sexual exploitation (Stanford University, 24 June)
The Race to Prevent ‘the Worst Case Scenario for Machine Learning’ (NYT, 24 June)

2.   Teachers' Essential Guide to Cybersecurity (Common Sense, 21 June)

EVENT: Peacekeeping and disinformation (UNRIC, 29 June)
EVENT: Virtual See Jane Salon – The New Frontline: The Battle Against Online Violence (Geena Davis Institute, 29 June)

1. Academia & Research

  1. New GPAHE Report Profiles Far-Right Hate and Extremist Groups in Portugal; Includes Chega! (GPAHE, 26 June)
  2. Fact-checkers applaud academic research on fact-checking but offer wide range of opinions on which research is most valuable (Poynter, 27 June)
  3. Scientists shouldn’t debate gaslighters (Science, 21 June)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. Australia plans huge fines if big tech fails to tackle disinformation (France24, 26 June)
  2. Seven Rules For Internet CEOs To Avoid Enshittification (Tech Dirt, 21 June)
  3. Chatbots can be used to create manipulative content — understanding how this works can help address it (The Conversation, 27 June)
  4. How to scale trust on the web, EU sets up shop in San Francisco and PhotoDNA update (Everything in Moderation, 23 June)
  5. Apple joins opposition to encrypted message app scanning (BBC, 28 June)


  1. Meta: Facebook owner launches virtual reality subscription service (BBC, 27 June)
  2. Meta launches parental controls for Messenger. Here’s how to use them. (Washington Post, 27 June)
  3. ADL’s Greenblatt debates Meta executive over content moderation (Jewish Insider, 27 June)


  1. Twitter shows users police brutality and anti-vaccine videos on TikTok copycat  (NBC, 27 June)
  2. Meta Will Launch Twitter Competitor In Mid-July (Forbes, 23 June)

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