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* 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!
- Weekend of Anti-LGBTQ+ Extremism Highlights Heightened Threat to Community (ADL, 4 December)
- Oversight Board publishes policy advisory opinion on Meta's cross-check programme (Oversight Board, 6 December)
1. Academia & Research
- Shaping Collective Strategy Against Disinformation: Perspectives from Southeast Asia (Australian Institute of International Affairs, 5 December)
- Not quite the Arab Spring: how protestors are using social media in innovative ways (Reuters Institute, 6 December)
- Movement Leadership and Messaging Platforms in Preemptive Repressive Settings: Telegram and the Navalny Movement in Russia (SAGE, 20 September)
2. Platforms & Technology
- Instagram Is Over: The app’s original purpose has been lost in the era of “performance” media. (The Atlantic, 30 November)
- Google launches anti-misinformation campaign in India (Reuters, 6 December)
- 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)
- Founders of far-right media platform Counterspin back in court (Stuff, 7 December)
- Elon Musk may inadvertently spur Congress to action on social media regulations (Fast Company, 30 November)
- Elon Musk’s Twitter Isn’t Ready for the Next Natural Disaster (Wired, 5 December)
- Elon Musk’s first Twitter manipulation effort was a big flop (MSNBC, 5 December)
- What Elon Musk Gets Wrong About Free Speech (Time, 5 December)
- On Twitter, Elon Musk chats with right-wing trolls like Australian YouTuber Avi Yemini (Crikey, 5 December)
- Apple and Amazon resume advertising on Twitter, reports say (Reuters, 5 December)
- Elon Musk Has Outfitted Twitter’s Headquarters With Bedrooms For Employees (Forbes, 5 December)