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DisinfoDocket 7 December

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
DisinfoDocket 7 December
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Good morning! Below the paywall this morning -
* Reactions to the Facebook Oversight Board's report on meta's cross-check programme
* Domestic disinformation campaigns in Russia
* TikTok bans for public sector devices in Taiwan
* And so much more! 


  1. Weekend of Anti-LGBTQ+ Extremism Highlights Heightened Threat to Community (ADL, 4 December)
  2. Oversight Board publishes policy advisory opinion on Meta's cross-check programme (Oversight Board, 6 December)

1. Academia & Research

  1. Shaping Collective Strategy Against Disinformation: Perspectives from Southeast Asia (Australian Institute of International Affairs, 5 December)
  2. Not quite the Arab Spring: how protestors are using social media in innovative ways (Reuters Institute, 6 December)
  3. Movement Leadership and Messaging Platforms in Preemptive Repressive Settings: Telegram and the Navalny Movement in Russia (SAGE, 20 September)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. Instagram Is Over: The app’s original purpose has been lost in the era of “performance” media. (The Atlantic, 30 November)
  2. Google launches anti-misinformation campaign in India (Reuters, 6 December)
  3. Risky online behaviour ‘almost normalised’ among young people, says study: EU-funded survey of people aged 16-19 finds one in four have trolled someone – while UK least ‘cyberdeviant’ of nine countries (Guardian, 5 December)
  4. Founders of far-right media platform Counterspin back in court (Stuff, 7 December)

Twitter Alternatives

Corporate Governance

  1. Elon Musk may inadvertently spur Congress to action on social media regulations (Fast Company, 30 November)
  2. Elon Musk’s Twitter Isn’t Ready for the Next Natural Disaster (Wired, 5 December)
  3. Elon Musk’s first Twitter manipulation effort was a big flop (MSNBC, 5 December)
  4. What Elon Musk Gets Wrong About Free Speech (Time, 5 December)
  5. On Twitter, Elon Musk chats with right-wing trolls like Australian YouTuber Avi Yemini (Crikey, 5 December)
  6. Apple and Amazon resume advertising on Twitter, reports say (Reuters, 5 December)
  7. Elon Musk Has Outfitted Twitter’s Headquarters With Bedrooms For Employees (Forbes, 5 December)

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