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Docket+ 22 May

Docket+ is a weekly roundup of the latest influence operations-related academic research, events and job opportunities.
Docket+ 22 May
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Good morning! Below the paywall this morning -
* Freedom to (Deep)Fake Out Your Political Opponents
* Analysing Harmful and Supremacist Narratives on Gab Homeschooling Groups
* Spanish Political Communication and Hate Speech on Twitter During the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Highlights

  1. DISARM Countermeasures Workshop Series — What do individuals need to effectively defend themselves and others against online disinformation campaigns? (DISARM Foundation, 18 May)
  2. Gaming The System: How Extremists Exploit Gaming Sites And What Can Be Done To Counter Them (NYU Stern, May)
  3. Decoding digital authoritarianism (NED, 18 May)
  4. Operational Reporting By Online Services: A Proposed Framework (CEIP, 18 May)
  5. How big tech platforms will (or won’t) tackle the 2024 campaign (FWIW, 19 May)
  6. Civic Information Handbook: Offering insight on how to compete with coordinated deceptive information campaigns - created in collaboration with UNC Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP, May)

1. Academia & Research

1.1 Platforms & Technology

  1. Quantifying the Systematic Bias in the Accessibility and Inaccessibility of Web Scraping Content from URL-Logged Web-Browsing Digital Trace Data (OSF, 15 May)
  2. Detecting Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior in Likes on Social Media: Proof of Concept (ArXiv, 12 May)
  3. Smaller Language Models are Better Black-box Machine-Generated Text Detectors (ArXiv, 17 May)

Governance, Regulation & Content Moderation

  1. The technology to verify your age without violating your privacy does not exist (RStreet, 16 May)

Information Spread

  1. The surge of spreading harmful information through digital technologies: a distressing reality in complex humanitarian emergencies (Science Direct, 6 June)
  2. Modeling the Factors That Stimulates the Circulation of Online Misinformation in a Contemporary Digital Age (T&F, 15 May)

1.2 World News

  1. Demonising Migrants in Contexts of Extremism: Analysis of Hate Speech in UK and Spain (Cogitatio, 17 May)
  2. “My Way or No Way”: Political Polarization and Disagreement Among Immigrant Influencers and Their Followers (Cogitatio, 17 May)
  3. Polarization in Media Discourses on Europeanization in Spain (Cogitatio, 17 May)
  4. Twitting Against the Enemy: Populist Radical Right Parties Discourse Against the (Political) “Other” (Cogitatio, 17 May)
  5. Exploring the relationship between media literacy, online interaction, and civic engagement (T&F, 17 May)

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