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Docket+ 1 July

Docket+ is a weekly roundup of the latest influence operations-related academic research, events and job opportunities.
Docket+ 1 July
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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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  1. On Disinformation, Distrust, and Democracy: A DDIA Poll of U.S. Latinos Leading Up to the 2024 Elections (DDIA, June)
  2. Partisan consensus and divisions on content moderation of misinformation (PsyArXiv, 24 June)
  3. Combating misinformation: A megastudy of nine interventions designed to reduce the sharing of and belief in false and misleading headlines (PsyArXiv, 23 June)
  4. Impact Evaluation Study (Girls who Code, June)
  5. They ‘Do Not Need Rest Like Humans’: RT Debuts AI-Generated ‘Journalists’ (InfoEpi Lab, 29 June)
  6. You spammed it magnificently! Come for the repetitive compliments, stay for the AI-generated avatars (Conspirator Norteño, 29 June)

1. Academia & Research

1.1 Platforms & Technology

  1. A Jawboning Executive Order for Day One of a New Administration (Lawfare, 26 June)
  2. Social Media Warnings Alone Can't Solve the Youth Mental Health Crisis (Tech Policy Press, 24 June)
  3. European Commission Targets Apple in Digital Markets Act Enforcement Action (Tech Policy Press, 25 June)
  4. User in the Middle: An Interoperability and Security Guide for Policymakers (DFRLab, 24 June)
  5. Deepfake tweets automatic detection (ArXiv, 24 June)
  6. 2023 Annual report shows board's impact on Meta (Oversight Board, 27 June)

AI and LLMs

  1. Assessing Good, Bad and Ugly Arguments Generated by ChatGPT: a New Dataset, its Methodology and Associated Tasks (ArXiv, 21 June)
  2. A LLM-Based Ranking Method for the Evaluation of Automatic Counter-Narrative Generation (ArXiv, 21 June)
  3. Detecting AI-Generated Text: Factors Influencing Detectability with Current Methods (ArXiv, 21 June)
  4. Catching Chameleons: Detecting Evolving Disinformation Generated using Large Language Models (ArXiv, 26 June)
  5. Digital cloning of online social networks for language-sensitive agent-based modeling of misinformation spread (Plos One, 21 June)

1.2 World News 

  1. Most Comments Deleted From Social Media Platforms in Germany, France, and Sweden Were Legal Speech — Why That Should Raise Concerns for Free Expression Online (Tech Policy Press, 24 June)
  2. The Limits of Digital Representations of the Battlefield (CETAS, June)
  3. When Do Authoritarian Regimes Use Digital Technologies for Covert Repression? A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Politico-Economic Conditions (Wiley, 26 June)
  4. Inception: Efficiently Computable Misinformation Attacks on Markov Games (ArXiv, 24 June)
  5. The Persistence of Contrarianism on Twitter: Mapping users' sharing habits for the Ukraine war, COVID-19 vaccination, and the 2020 Midterm Elections (ArXiv, 23 June)
  6. (Mis-)Perceptions, Information, and Political Polarization: A Survey and A Systematic Literature Review (Science Direct, 26 June)
  7. Hate-Speech in Greece and Cyprus: How Public Communication Practitioners Discuss the Phenomenon (T&F, 25 June)

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