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Disinfo Docket 6 March

DisinfoDocket curates influence operations-related academic research, news, events and job opportunities.
Disinfo Docket 6 March
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Good morning! Below the paywall this morning -
* 8 solutions for mitigating gender bias in GenAI-assisted news
* The future of democracy in the Americas
* Jointly inflating a disinformation bubble – The Transnistrian region and international media...


  1. Role of Illinois Circuit Court Judge Misrepresented in Post About Trump’s Removal from Ballot (FactCheck.org, 4 March)
  2. CISA: No ‘credible threats’ to Super Tuesday voting so far (The Record by Recorded Future, 5 March)
  3. Media Layoffs Mean We're Worse Off This Election Year (HuffPost, 5 March)
  4. Grassroots Content Moderation Might Be A Solution to Election Misinformation (Tech Policy Press, 5 March)
WATCH - Transparency tool launched by BBC Verify (BBC, 4 March)

1. Academia & Research

  1. Generative AI and science communication in the physical sciences (Nature, 4 March)
  2. Right-wing media are spreading a baseless conspiracy theory that Democrats are trying to import migrants to vote in upcoming elections (Media Matters for America, 4 March)
  3. How news producers can drive consumers toward misinformation - even when they want the truth (MIT Sloan Office of Communications)

2. Platforms & Technology

  1. OpenAI's growing list of legal headaches (Axios, 5 March)
  2. Demand for computer chips fuelled by AI could reshape global politics and security (The Conversation, 4 March)


  1. Misleading clickbait is prevalent on Facebook and Instagram in Canada after Meta’s news ban. Could it happen in Australia? (The Guardian, 5 March)
  2. Facebook will stop subsidizing Australian news. Will tax dollars have to replace it? (Nieman Lab, 4 March)


  1. TikTok parent company under fire in new bill (Axios, 5 March)
  2. New bipartisan push aims to force sale of TikTok (Semafor, 5 March)

X (Twitter)

  1. Former Twitter execs sue Musk and X for more than $128 million in severance (NPR, 4 March)

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