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Docket+ 20 March

Docket+ is a weekly roundup of the latest influence operations-related academic research, events and job opportunities.
Docket+ 20 March
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  1. Tactics, Threats & Targets: Modeling Disinformation and its Mitigation (NYU, March)
  2. Networks of pro-Kremlin Telegram channels spread disinformation at a global scale (DFRLab, 1 March)
  3. Tracking Far-Right Suspects Across Continents: A 10-Year Hunt for Spanish Fugitives (GIJN, 16 March)

1. Academia & Research

1.1 Platforms & Technology

  1. Artificial Influence: An Analysis Of AI-Driven Persuasion (ArXiv, 15 March)
  2. The New Gatekeepers?: Social Media and the 'Search for Truth' (SSRN, 14 March)

Governance, Regulation & Content Moderation

  1. The Sensitive Politics Of Information For Digital States: Governments in the digital age face difficult choices in negotiating with powerful technology companies and citizens without losing legitimacy or succumbing to unforeseen threats. (Noema, 14 March)
  2. How To Think About Whether Misinformation Interventions Work (PsyArXiv, 13 March)
  3. Regulating social media through self-regulation: a process-tracing case study of the European Commission and Facebook (T&F, 16 March)

Information Spread

  1. Social media: Why sharing interferes with telling true from false (Science Advances, 3 March)
  2. People think that social media platforms do (but should not) amplify divisive content (PsyArXiv, 15 March)
  3. Why do Tweeters regret sharing? Impacts of Twitter users' perception of sharing risk, perceived problems on Twitter, and the motivation of use on their behavior of regret sharing (ArXiv, 13 March)

1.2 World News

  1. A Look Back at How Fear and False Beliefs Bolstered U.S. Public Support for War in Iraq (Pew, 14 March)
  2. Americans Feel More Positive Than Negative About Jews, Mainline Protestants, Catholics (Pew, 15 March)
  3. Curtailing fake news creation and dissemination in Nigeria: Twitter social network and sentiment analysis approaches (SAGE, 14 March)

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