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DisinfoDocket 6 September

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 6 September
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  1. Why a ‘perfect storm’ of misinformation may loom in 2024 (The Washington Post, 5 September)
  2. Twitter accused of helping Saudi Arabia commit human rights abuses (The Guardian, 4 September)
  3. Zoom updates terms after media backlash, saying it won’t use your data to train AI (Africa Check, 1 September)
  4. Crime and Punishment: The Twin Threats Faced by Journalists in Central America (Freedom House, 29 August)
  5. Slovak elections: How platforms counter political misinformation under DSA (Euractiv, 5 September)
  6. From farming to doomsday prepping: How one YouTube channel changed to fuel misinformation (PolitiFact, 5 September)

1. Academia & Research

  1. People’s perceptions on COVID-19 vaccination: an analysis of twitter discourse from four countries (Nature.com, 31 August)
  2. A normative approach to radicalization in social networks (arXiv, 1 September)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. Big Tech Fails Its Biggest Disinformation Test Yet, EU Report Finds (Forbes, 5 September)
  2. Tencent, others begin enforcing China's new oversight move on apps (Reuters, 4 September)
  3. Wikipedia’s value in the age of generative AI (Wikimedia, 12 July)
  4. Will Trump’s Social Network Go Public? Truth Social’s Parent Faces Looming Deadline This Week. (Forbes, 3 September)
  5. The Guardian blocks ChatGPT owner OpenAI from trawling its content (The Guardian, 1 September)


  1. Elon Musk 'likes' trending #BanTheADL posts as white supremacist ad runs on platform (Mashable, 1 September)
  2. Elon Musk Wades Deeper into Antisemitic Propaganda (Rolling Stone, 1 September)


  1. Meta Takes Down Thousands of Accounts Involved in Disinformation Ops from China and Russia (The Hacker News, 5 September)

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