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DisinfoDocket 31 May

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 31 May
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Good morning! Below the paywall this morning -
* Erdogan’s Turkey: From illiberal democracy to Putin-style autocracy
* Canada’s ex-Conservative party leader says Chinese misinformation campaign targeted him in last election
* Creating interactive maps online while respecting user privacy is no easy task, but The Markup rose to the challenge...


  1. From the Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University - the Top FIBers dashboard tracks the worst disinformation superspreaders of the month on Twitter and Facebook
  2. A Chinese alternative to Bloomberg terminals quietly limits information overseas (The Wall Street Journal, 27 May)
  3. GCHQ’s Jeremy Fleming: ‘Xi doesn’t want to see Putin humiliated’ (Financial Times, 26 May)
  4. Artificial intelligence could lead to extinction, experts warn (BBC, 30 May)
  5. Five more years for Erdogan. What’s first on his agenda? (Atlantic Council, 30 May)
LISTEN - How Governments Should Manage the Rise of AI: Live on 1 June 2023 |  11:00AM ET (Foreign Policy)

1. Academia & Research

  1. WAN-IFRA: Half of newsrooms use Generative AI tools, only a fifth have guidelines in place (Journalism.co.uk, 26 May)
  2. I Have No Mouth, and I Must Do Crime (Insikt Group, 18 May)
  3. Fox covered Target’s Pride Month displays for hours and the allegations of abuse in the Illinois Catholic Church for less than a minute (Media Matters for America, 30 May)

2. Platforms & Technology

LISTEN - Are tech giants taking misinformation seriously? (ABC, 30 May)
  1. 1 big thing: Biden's next move to box China out on sensitive tech (Axios, 26 May)
  2. AI ushers in the Misinformation Age (The Australian, 31 May)
  3. ‘I do not think ethical surveillance can exist’: Rumman Chowdhury on accountability in AI (The Guardian, 29 May)
  4. These 5 trends show how social media is under threat in the Middle East and North Africa (International Journalists' Network, 30 May)
  5. The AI Anti-Utopia, And Other Stories (Ramblings by Mason Pelt, 30 May)


  1. AI fakes and Twitter’s lack of control are a dangerous combination (The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 May)
  2. Twitter Is Worth Just One-Third Of What Elon Musk And Co-Investors Paid For It In 2022, According To New Fidelity Report (Deadline, 30 May)
  3. Twitter is adding crowdsourced fact checks to images (The Verge, 30 May)
  4. No, that isn’t the real AOC you may have seen on Twitter (Politico, 30 May)
  5. Fidelity marks down value of Twitter stake again (Reuters, 30 May)

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