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Docket+ 18 March

Docket+ is a weekly roundup of the latest influence operations-related academic research, events and job opportunities.
Docket+ 18 March
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  1. Trust & Safety Market Research Report A comprehensive business case for investment in the trust & safety industry (Duco, March)
  2. People trust themselves more than they trust the news. They shouldn’t. (Columbia Journalism Review, 12 March)
  3. Mass Purges Are the New Voter Suppression (Brennan Center for Justice, 12 March)
  4. Philanthropy's Role in Supporting Journalism in the AI Era: In conversation with Craig Newmark (Newsroom Robots, 2 March)
  5. The Shortlist: Seven Ways Platforms Can Prepare for the U.S. 2024 Election (Protect Democracy, 12 March)
  6. GIJN Toolbox: Cutting-Edge — and Free — Online Investigative Tools You Can Try Right Now (GIJN,, 13 March)
  7. Study Sheds Light on the Impact of Tone and Uncertainty in Science Communication (InfoEpi, 15 March)
LISTEN: Lie Detectives: How Political Campaigns Fight Disinformation (Anchor Change, 14 March)

1. Academia & Research

1.1 Platforms & Technology

  1. Twitter Use Related to Decreases in Well-Being, Increases in Political Polarization, Outrage, and Sense of Belonging (Tech Policy Press, 7 March)
  2. Mind the Gap: Facebook’s measures against information disorder do not go far enough (SAGE, 12 March)
  3. Knight Institute Joins Coalition of Tech Policy and Civil Liberties Groups Calling on Congress to Oppose New Federal TikTok Ban (Knight First Amendment Institute, 12 March)
  4. Institute’s Jameel Jaffer Discusses Jawboning on "Just Security Podcast" (Knight First Amendment Institute, 13 March)
  5. Trust & Safety is how platforms put values into action (Everything in Moderation, 11 March)
  6. Let’s not make the same mistakes with AI that we made with social media (MIT Technology Review, 13 March)


  1. Can we spot fake public comments generated by ChatGPT(-3.5, -4)?: Japanese stylometric analysis expose emulation created by one-shot learning (Plos One, 13 March)
  2. Leading AI Companies OpenAI and Anthropic Are Not Keeping Their Election Promises (Proof News, 13 March)

1.2 World News 

  1. ‘Telling China’s Story Well’ as propaganda campaign slogan: International, domestic and the pandemic (SAGE, 13 March)
  2. Doppelganger targets Ukrainian and French audiences via Facebook ads (DFRLab, 12 March)
  3. Advancing the narrative: analyzing the maturation of Palestinian militant videos (DFRLab, 11 March)
  4. Trump, Twitter, and Truth Social: how Trump used both mainstream and alt-tech social media to drive news media attention (T&F, 13 March)

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