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Disinfo Docket 7 February

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
Disinfo Docket 7 February
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Good morning! Below the paywall this morning -
* News Organizations Are Leaving Twitter. What About You?
* PurpleFox malware infects thousands of computers in Ukraine
* Senegal shuts off internet for second day as president postpones February elections...


  1. Belarusian journalists share their experiences coping with trauma (IJNet, 6 February)
  2. What U.S.–China cooperation on AI could look like (Axios, 2 February)
  3. Meta to identify more AI-generated images as global election fever heats up (Euronews, 6 February)
LISTEN -Who killed trust? And what can we do about it? (In Reality, 16 January)

1. Academia & Research

  1. From pulpit to propaganda machine: tracing the Russian Orthodox Church’s role in Putin’s war (Reuters Institute, 6 February)
  2. Social media algorithms amplify misogynistic content to teens (UCL, 5 February)
  3. Fox News largely ignored an appeals court ruling that Trump is not immune from criminal prosecution (Media Matters for America, 6 February)
  4. Research on the death psychology among Chinese during and after the COVID-19 pandemic (Nature, 6 February)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. Will 2024 be the year of responsible AI? (ASPI, 5 February)
  2. UK government urged to adopt more positive outlook for LLMs to avoid missing ‘AI goldrush (TechCrunch, 2 February)
  3. Google Search’s cache links are officially being retired (The Verge, 2 February)


  1. When dead children are just the price of doing business, Zuckerberg’s apology is empty (The Guardian, 4 February)
  2. Billionaire Andrew Forrest slams Facebook after new deepfake video circulates (9News, 2 February)
  3. Meta to Detect and Label More AI-Created Posts as Elections Loom (Bloomberg, 6 February)
  4. Meta is running ads selling QAnon merchandise, despite banning QAnon content years ago (Media Matters for America, 6 February)


  1. Disinformation on TikTok: Research and content moderation policies (EU Disinfo Lab, 5 February)
  2. Defense contractor scale AI quietly scrapped deal with chinese-owned TikTok over security concerns (Forbes, 2 February)

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