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Docket+ 3 October 2022

Docket+  3 October 2022
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Docket+ is a weekly roundup of the latest influence operations-related academic research, events and job opportunities.

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  1. 1 Key for 1 Lock: The Chinese Communist Party’s Strategy for Targeted Propaganda (Recorded Future, 28 September)
  2. Losing the battle over best-science guidance early in a crisis: COVID-19 and beyond (Science Advances, 28 September)

1. Academia & Research

1.1 Platforms & Technology

  1. Regulating Misinformation on Twitter is a Problem, But There Are Bigger Ones on the Horizon (Tech Policy Press, 26 September)
  2. Investigating the difference between trolls, social bots, and humans on Twitter (Science Direct, 27 September)
  3. The effect of social approval on perceptions following social media message sharing applied to fake news  (Oxford Academic, 27 September)
  4. Social Media: The Algorithm as National Security Asset (Oxford Academic, November 2022)
  5. Fifteen Seconds of Fame: TikTok and the Supply Side of Social Video (Amsterdam University Press, 1 October)

1.2 World News


  1. Tracking Chinese Online Influence in Central and Eastern Europe (CEPA, 28 September)
  2. Propaganda Analysis: How different actors in China’s information ecosystem portray the Ukraine war (DoubleThink Lab, 29 September)
  3. China in the World Community Fund Report — 2022 (DoubleThink Lab, 23 September)
  4. Coercion, Capture, and Censorship: Case Studies on the CCP’s Quest for Global Influence (IRI, 28 September)
  5. "Living in a Post-Truth Era”: Theorising the Internet and Online Misinformation in Rural and Urban China (SSRN, 29 September)


  1. Russia’s battle to convince people to join its war is being waged on Telegram (MIT, 24 September)
  2. Referendum coverage proves media is still vulnerable to Russian disinformation (Atlantic Council, 29 September)
  3. Russia-based Facebook operation targeted Europe with anti-Ukraine messaging (DFRLab, 27 September)

Rest of World

  1. What is misinformation and disinformation? Understanding multi-stakeholders’ perspectives in the Asia Pacific (T&F, 26 September)
  2. Demagoguery, populism, and foreign policy rhetoric: evidence from Jair Bolsonaro’s tweets (T&F, 25 September)
  3. Bad Beliefs: Why They Happen to Good People (Oxford University Press, 28 September)
  4. Can the Iranian System Survive? (CEIP, 29 September)
  5. The Israel Polarization Panel Dataset, 2019–2021 (Science Direct, December)

1.3 Elections & Democracy

  1. The role of political devotion in sharing partisan misinformation (PsyArXiv, 29 September)
  2. Most users do not follow political elites on Twitter; those who do show overwhelming preferences for ideological congruity (Science Advances, 30 September)
  3. Partisan bias in false memories for misinformation about the 2021 U.S. Capitol riot (T&F, 28 September)
  4. Are Presidential Candidates Impervious to Deception Detection? A Test of Voters' Truth-Default (Wiley, 27 September)
  5. Megastudy identifying successful interventions tostrengthen Americans’ democratic attitudes (Stanford University, 2022)
  6. 10 Factors That Shape a Rumor’s Capacity for Online Virality (Election Integrity Project, 21 September)
  7. A Brief History of Tech and Elections: A 26-Year Journey (Bipartisan Policy Center, 28 September)

1.4 Science & Health

  1. When do people believe, check, and share health rumors on social media? Effects of evidence type, health literacy, and health knowledge (SAGE, 28 September)
  2. Anti-vaccine Movement (United States) (Wiley, 27 September)

1.5 Tools, Legislation & Countermeasures

  1. United Against Disinformation: A Truly European Response (EDMO, 26 September)
  2. How To Think About Whether Misinformation Interventions Work (PsyArXiv, 29 September)
  3. Changing the Incentive Structure of Social Media Platforms to Halt the Spread of Misinformation (PsyArXiv, 26 September)
  4. Countering Misinformation: Evidence, Knowledge Gaps, and Implications of Current Interventions (PsyArXiv, 22 September)
  5. Detecting Error Proneness and Error Resistance of Information (SSRN, 28 September)
  6. Organizing cyber capability across military and intelligence entities: collaboration, separation, or centralization (T&F, 29 September)
  7. Imagination, Algorithms and News: Developing AI Literacy for Journalism (T&F, 28 September)
  8. Issue Importance and the Correction of Misinformation (T&F, 28 September)
  9. Building a Media Literate Society: Pathways to Improve Media and Information Literacy Education in Pakistan (SAGE, 26 September)
  10. User perspectives on digital literacy as a response to misinformation (Wiley, 27 September)
  11. Basic Steps & Tips to Building a Coalition (EFF, 2022)
  12. An End to Shadow Banning? Transparency rights in the Digital Services Act between content moderation and curation (OSF Preprints, 28 September)

1.6 Extremism, Conspiracy Theories & Harassment

  1. The (Moral) Language of Hate (PsyArXiv, 27 September)
  2. Mis/Disinformation, Conspiracism, QAnon, and Social Movements (Wiley, 27 September)

2. Events

  1. Nigeria 2023: Ensuring Credible, Peaceful, and Inclusive Elections (NED, 11 October)
  2. MISDOOM 2022, 4th Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media (October 11-12, Boise State University)
  3. Frontiers of Digital Development Forum (1-2 November)

3. Opportunities

  1. European Council on Foreign Relations (various positions)
  2. Director of Operations (Hacks/Hackers)
  3. Uniformity and Fragmentation in the Digital Public Sphere - Call for Abstracts (Yale Law)
  4. Disinformation, Midterms, and the Mind: How psychological science can help journalists combat election misinformation. Call for submissions (Journalism Institute, 29 September)
  5. Berkeley Journalism Jobs (Berkeley School of Journalism)
  6. Threat Context Analyst - South Asia (Microsoft)
  7. Threat Context Analyst - Russia (Microsoft)
  8. Marketing Manager (Jigsaw)
  9. Associate/Full Professor - Media (University of South Florida)
  10. Visiting Senior Fellow, Strategy (Digital Forensic Research Lab)
  11. Program Officer: Democracy and Technology - Information Strategies (National Democratic Institute)
  12. Principal, Responsible Technology (Omidyar Network)
  13. Producer, Visual Verification (ABC News)
  14. Producer, Visual Verification (Disney)
  15. Lead Compliance Officer (TikTok)
  16. WikiCredibility Grants Initiative
  17. Research Asst Professor - Media Forensics Hub (Clemson University)
  18. Freedom House (Various)
  19. Integrity Insitute (Various)
  20. 2022 Foundational Integrity Research request for proposals (Meta)

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