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Disinfo Docket 29 May

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
Disinfo Docket 29 May
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Below the paywall today -
* Disinformation campaign hobbled pandemic treaty, WHO says
* Religion reporting can be risky: Resources for staying safe
* Elections are battlefields for the Kremlin: Sow distrust and discontent...

Highlights

  1. Tech tantrums – when tech meets humanity (LSE, 28 May)
  2. Social media bosses are ‘the largest dictators’, says Nobel peace prize winner (The Guardian, 27 May)
  3. Websites of Moldovan politicians linked to local pro-Russia news outlets (DFR Lab, 28 May)
  4. The AI Mirror — how technology blocks human potential (FT, 29 May)
  5. Fighting disinformation can be simple (IJNet, 29 May)
  6. EU monitoring new measures by Meta to tackle election disinformation (Reuters, 28 May)

1. Academia & Research

  1. Misinformation, observational equivalence and the possibility of rationality (Taylor & Francis, 23 May)
  2. Study shows relatively low number of superspreaders responsible for large portion of misinformation on Twitter (Phys.org, 27 May)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. CEO of Google says it has no solution for its AI providing wildly incorrect information (Futurism, 25 May)
  2. The Hazards of Putting Ethics on Autopilot (MIT Sloan, 8 May)
  3. AI products like ChatGPT much hyped but not much used, study says (BBC, 28 May)
  4. Google Researchers Say AI Now Leading Disinformation Vector (and Are Severely Undercounting the Problem) (404 Media, 28 May)

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