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DisinfoDocket 4 September

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DisinfoDocket 4 September
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  1. Raising Online Defenses Through Transparency and Collaboration (Meta, 29 August)
  2. Do you want to be a news source? Just change your account name (Conspirator Norteño, 3 September)
  3. Russia’s African coup strategy (Microsoft, 1 September)
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1. Platforms & Technology

  1. The Real Cost Of “Engagement As A Metric” on Social Media (Forbes, 1 September)
  2. Weibo Rolls Out Community Notes to Combat Misinformation (Sixth Tone, 2 September)
  3. Major websites are blocking AI crawlers from accessing their content (AXIOS, 31 August)


  1. Oversight Board announces Holocaust Denial case (Oversight Board, August)
  2. Meta allegedly considering ad-free, paid version of its EU apps (Mashable, 1 September)
  3. Cambodia’s ex-leader Hun Sen back on Facebook after long-running row (Straits Times, 3 September)
  4. Meta’s news ban fails to dent Facebook usage (Globe and Mail, 29 August)
  5. Canada tries to address news law concerns, Facebook not convinced (Reuters, 1 September)


  1. What happened to the TikTok ban? (Semafor, 30 August)
  2. TikTok removes 284 accounts linked to Chinese disinformation group (Guardian, 31 August)

X (Twitter)

  1. Inside Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover — by his confidant (Times, 2 September)
  2. The Real Story of Musk’s Twitter Takeover (WSJ, 31 August)
  3. X community notes: weapon against fake news or free speech? (Zawya, 3 September)
  4. Musk’s new Twitter policies helped spread Russian propaganda, E.U. says (Washington Post, 1 September)

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