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Docket+ 20 February

Docket+ is a weekly roundup of the latest influence operations-related academic research, events and job opportunities.
Docket+ 20 February
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  1. “As we cover the Nigerian elections, we should be truthful, factual and accurate” (Reuters Institute, 13 February)
  2. Resolving content moderation dilemmas between free speech and harmful misinformation (PsyArXiv, 11 February)
  3. How to Report on Scientific Findings (GIJN, 16 February)
  4. Our complicated history with disinformation (Freedom to Read, February)
  5. Fog of war: how the Ukraine conflict transformed the cyber threat landscape (Google, 16 February)
  6. Policy, Guns and Money: India’s foreign policy, information warfare and Australia–Netherlands cooperation (ASPI, 17 February)

1. Academia & Research

1.1 Platforms & Technology

  1. Algorithm-Mediated Social Learning in Online Social Networks (OSF, 16 February)
  2. Do (Not!) Track Me: Relationship Between Willingness to Participate and Sample Composition in Online Information Behavior Tracking Research (SAGE, 12 February)
  3. Does the Musk Twitter Takeover Matter? Political Influencers, Their Arguments, and the Quality of Information They Share (SAGE, 13 February)
  4. Public Awareness of Artificial Intelligence in Everyday Activities: Limited enthusiasm in U.S. over AI’s growing influence in daily life (Pew, 15 February)

Governance, Regulation & Content Moderation

  1. Assessing enactment of content regulation policies: A post hoc crowd-sourced audit of election misinformation on YouTube (ArXiv, 15 February)
  2. Graph Neural Networks Based Framework to Analyze Social Media Platforms for Malicious User Detection (SSRN, 12 February)
  3. Advancing the Art of Censorship Data Analysis (Censored Planet)
  4. The Time to Prevent a Toxic Metaverse Is Now (CIGI, 15 February)

Information Spread

  1. Towards a general model of fake news belief and sharing (PsyArXiv, 15 February)
  2. Who Posts Fake News? Authentic and Inauthentic Spreaders of Fabricated News on Facebook and Twitter (T&F, 12 February)

Images & Visualisations

  1. CALVI: Critical Thinking Assessment for Literacy in Visualizations (OSF, 14 February)

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