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DisinfoDocket 29 November

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 29 November
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Good morning! Below the paywall this morning -
* Argentina dives into the unknown with lessons for future elections
* How Fox News invented a terrorist attack and used it to demonize Muslims
* Can election coverage begin a community relationship?
Say No to Disinfo are building the world’s first and most complete online living database to counter disinformation. It will aggregate, categorise, curate and extract key information from empirical studies on interventions to counter mis/disinformation. They are looking for experiments and field data from counter disinformation interventions (including intervention design, methodology, participant demographics and results) to incorporate into the database and request academics/campaigners to share any resources they think would be relevant to sahil@saynotodisinfo.com and/or ari@saynotodisinfo.com


  1. When deepfakes go nuclear (Coda Story, 28 November)
  2. How A Simple Online Game Can Help Bridge Political Divides (Center for Media Engagement, 16 November)
  3. In a world of misinformation, uncertainty, 'authentic' earns 2023 word of the year by Merriam-Webster (ABC, 28 November)
  4. The deep winter freeze that wasn’t (EUvsDisinfo, 28 November)
  5. Navigating The Disinformation Landscape: Cultivating Cognitive Resilience (Forbes, 28 November)

1. Academia & Research

  1. How do online users respond to crowdsourced fact-checking? (Nature, 25 November)
  2. From deepfake to deep useful: risks and opportunities through a systematic literature review (arXiv, 27 November)
  3. Psychological science can help counter spread of misinformation, says new report (Phys, 29 November)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. The legal framework for AI is being built in real time, and a ruling in the Sarah Silverman case should give publishers pause (Nieman Lab, 27 November)
  2. Economies of Scale, Part I: Artificial Intelligence (American Purpose, 27 November)


  1. Meta designed platforms to get children addicted, court documents allege (The Guardian, 27 November)


  1. Using TikTok to drive young people to the news (IJNet, 27 November)

X (Twitter)

  1. ‘Serious breach’: social media platform X booted from Australia’s misinformation code (The Guardian, 27 November)
  2. Elon Musk boosts Pizzagate conspiracy theory that led to D.C. gunfire (The Washington Post, 28 November)
  3. Elon Musk's X reprimanded after disinformation safety feature scrapped (ABC, 28 November)

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