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Docket+ 11 December

Docket+ is a weekly roundup of the latest influence operations-related academic research, events and job opportunities.
Docket+ 11 December
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Hi! I'm Victoria and welcome to DisinfoDocket. Docket+ is a weekly roundup of the latest influence operations-related academic research, events and job opportunities.

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Highlights

  1. Using the SP!CE Framework to Code Influence Campaign Activity on Social Media: Case Study on the 2022 Brazilian Presidential Election (ArXiv, 5 December)
  2. Thinking Clearly About Misinformation (PsyArXiv, 8 December)
  3. “Female stupidity at its best. They all need to die.”: Violent and sexualised hate speech targeting women approved for publication by social media platforms (Global Witness, 7 December)

1. Academia & Research

1.1 Platforms & Technology

  1. Weapon or Tool?: How the Tech Community Can Shape Robust Standards and Norms for AI, Gender, and Peacebuilding (GNET, 6 December)
  2. “Hey, fellow humans!”: What can a ChatGPT campaign targeting pro-Ukraine Americans tell us about the future of generative AI and disinformation? (ISD, 5 December)
  3. Multimodal Misinformation Detection in a South African Social Media Environment (ArXiv, 7 December)

1.2 World News 

  1. Deceptive marketing ads used fake images of Polish politician (DFRLab, 7 December)
  2. Elections in Poland through the prism of Lukashenka regime’s propaganda (EUvsDisinfo, 6 December)
  3. The contextual interplay between advertising and online disinformation: How brands suffer from and amplify deceptive content (DeGruyter, 5 December)
  4. Factors Affecting Trust in Chinese Digital Journalism: Approach Based on Folk Theories (Cogitatio, 7 December)
  5. What is the disinformation problem? Reviewing the dominant paradigm and motivating an alternative sociopolitical view (ArXiv, 4 December)
  6. Dataset for Detecting and Characterizing Arab Computation Propaganda on X (SSRN, 1 December)
  7. Updating the Identity-based Model of Belief: From False Belief to the Spread of Misinformation (OSF, 8 December)
  8. Images of Syrian Civil War Take on a Second Life in Gaza Conflict (Bellingcat, 8 December)

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