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DisinfoDocket 28 November

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 28 November
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Good morning! Below the paywall today -
* Anti-lockdown protests in China and Iran continue, with social media playing an important role in both.
* Twitter continues to push the booundaries in Musk's experiment with free speech at all costs.
* And much more! 


  1. Q&A with  Alex Stamos, former chief security officer at Meta's Facebook (Semafor, 24 November)
  2. Elon Musk’s Twitter is fast proving that free speech at all costs is a dangerous fantasy (Guardian, 28 November)

1. Platforms & Technology

  1. How To Govern Chinese Apps Without Discrimination Against Asian Diaspora Communities (Tech Policy Press, 22 November)
  2. Dissecting Tech Manifestos (Tech Policy Press, 27 November)
  3. After brief window of access during COP27, WhatsApp calls blocked again on Vodafone Egypt (Mada, 25 November)


Twitter Alternatives

  1. The Whiteness of Mastodon (Tech Policy Press, 23 November)
  2. Substack Chat offers creators a potential Twitter replacement (Mashable, 27 November)

Corporate Governance

  1. Musk Touts ‘All-Time High’ Twitter Signups And Active Users As He Promises New Features (Forbes, 27 November)
  2. Elon Musk’s ‘hardcore’ management style: a case study in what not to do (The Conversation, 22 November)
  3. One month of Musk's Twitter and half of the app's top advertisers have already left the platform: Twitter's not safe for the brand anymore. (Mashable, 26 November)
  4. How EU Could Frustrate Musk’s Plans for Twitter (Washington Post, 26 November)
  5. Elon Musk says he would support Ron DeSantis in 2024: His comments come after he urged his Twitter followers to back Republicans in the midterms (Washington Post, 26 November)
  6. Twitter CEO Musk says user signups at all-time high, touts features of "everything app" (CNA, 27 November)
  7. Elon Says He’ll Make His Own Phone If Apple and Google Deplatform Twitter (Gizmodo, 25 November)

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