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Docket+ 11 March

Docket+ is a weekly roundup of the latest influence operations-related academic research, events and job opportunities.
Docket+ 11 March
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Highlights

  1. AI Videos Spreading Bioweapons Disinformation Cite Kremlin, Target Africa (InfoEpi Lab, 7 March)
  2. How to better study—and then improve—today’s corrupted information environment (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1 March)
  3. Synthetic Media & Deepfakes: How do we protect societies from synthetic media and "deepfakes"? (CNTI, 4 March)
  4. Why Misinformation Must Not Be Ignored (OSF, 4 March)
  5. The Known Unknowns of Online Election Interference (Klonickles, 7 March)

1. Academia & Research

1.1 Platforms & Technology

  1. Source Matters? Exploring the Effects of Source Congeniality on Corrections of False Information on Twitter (SAGE, 5 March)

AI

  1. A Safe Harbor for AI Evaluation and Red Teaming (Knight First Amendment Institute, 5 March)
  2. The Many Questions About India's New AI Advisory (Tech Policy Press, 6 March)
  3. Constructing Transparency Reporting for AI Foundation Models (Tech Policy Press, 5 March)

1.2 World News 

  1. Taiwan: A battlefield for cyberwar and disinformation (Melbourne Asia Review, March)
  2. Globally, Government Restrictions on Religion Reached Peak Levels in 2021, While Social Hostilities Went Down (Pew, 5 March)
  3. Germans stand out for their comparatively light use of social media (Pew, 6 March)
  4. Online campaign targeted Egyptian economist after his death in custody (DFRLab, 4 March)
  5. Misinformation, disinformation, and fake news: lessons from an interdisciplinary, systematic literature review (T&F, 6 March)
  6. Spreading the “smog of war”: the impact of propaganda, social media, and OSINT on U.S. civil-intelligence relations (T&F, 6 March)

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