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DisinfoDocket 29 May

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 29 May
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Good morning! Below the paywall this morning -
*What the world should expect from Erdogan now
* Meet the journalists defying a widening crackdown on press freedom in Guatemala
* A Day Inside Putin’s Surreal Television Empire


  1. The Nobel Prize Takes Aim Against Disinformation, Lies And Fakes (Forbes, 26 May)
  2. Twitter Withdraws From EU Disinformation Code, Commissioner Says (TIME, 27 May)
  3. CNN, Trump, and The Perils of ‘Anti-Woke’ Journalism (NiemanReports, 24 May)
  4. West caught between fear and hope as Erdoğan extends 20-year rule in Turkey (The Guardian, 28 May)
The A.I. Dilemma | Center for Humane Technology

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. Tech layoffs ravage the teams that fight online misinformation and hate speech (CNBC, 27 May)
  2. Here’s What Happens When Your Lawyer Uses ChatGPT (The New York Times, 27 May)
  3. OpenAI’s ChatGPT app tops 500K downloads in just 6 days (Tech Crunch, 25 May)
  4. 'Real-world experience' informs new Pentagon cyber strategy (The Record by Recorded Media, 26 May)
  5. Mozilla's Mark Surman on what worries him about AI (Semafor, 26 May)
  6. What is ‘ethical AI’ and how can companies achieve it? (The Conversation, 25 May)


LISTEN - Ron and Elon: A Failed Launch? Florida Governor Ron DeSantis gets his White House campaign off to a glitchy start. (Americast, BBC Sounds, 26 May)
  1. DeSantis launches ‘anti-woke’ 2024 bid amid ridicule as Musk’s Twitter Spaces event melts down (The Independent, 26 May)
  2. EU’s Breton says Twitter ‘can’t hide’ after platform ditches disinformation code (Politico, 27 May)
  3. Twitter Will Drive Conservatives Mad — and Further Right (New York Magazine, 25 May)


  1. To avert more UK antitrust woes, Meta to limit how it uses ad data to boost Facebook Marketplace (Tech Crunch, 26 May)
  2. Facebook owner Meta lobbied Taoiseach, Tánaiste and others on EU-US data transfers (The Irish Times, 28 May)
  3. Mark Zuckerberg unveils ‘scrappier’ future at Meta after layoffs (The Washington Post, 25 May)
  4. NHS data breach: trusts shared patient details with Facebook without consent (The Guardian, 27 May)

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