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Docket+ 27 May

Docket+ is a weekly roundup of the latest influence operations-related academic research, events and job opportunities.
Docket+ 27 May
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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. Pro-Kremlin content targets South African social media users, pushing narratives around Ukrainian neo-Nazism (Centre for Information Resilience, 23 May)
  2. The Doppelganger Case: Assessment of Platform Regulation on the EU Disinformation Environment (NATO StratCom CoE, 20 May)
  3. How Rest of World Tracks AI Use in 2024 Elections Around the Globe (GIJN, 22 May)
  4. 2024 Social Media Safety Index (GLAAD, May)
    1. Major Platforms Fail LGBTQ Safety Tests, Says New GLAAD Report (Tech Policy Press, 21 May)

1. Academia & Research

1.1 Platforms & Technology

  1. Tech Platforms Must Do More to Avoid Contributing to Potential Political Violence (Tech Policy Press, 22 May)
  2. Internet governance interrupted (DFRLab, 17 May)
  3. What Trust & Safety leaders are thinking about, and what we must not forget (Everything in Moderation, 21 May)
  4. When Online Content Disappears: 38% of webpages that existed in 2013 are no longer accessible a decade later (Pew, 17 May)
  5. AMMeBa: A Large-Scale Survey and Dataset of Media-Based Misinformation In-The-Wild (ArXiv, 21 May)
  6. What we know and don’t know about deepfakes: An investigation into the state of the research and regulatory landscape (SAGE, 22 May)


  1. How news coverage, often uncritical, helps build up the AI hype (Reuters Institute, 20 May)
  2. OpenAI No Longer Takes Safety Seriously (Lawfare, 22 May)
  3. On AI and Elections, Feds Should Stick to Supporting Local Election Officials Instead of Restricting Political Speech (RStreet, 22 May)

Availability and spread of information

  1. Identifying and characterizing superspreaders of low-credibility content on Twitter (PlosONe, 22 May)

1.2 World News 

  1. Online conspiracies proliferate following the attack on Slovakian PM Robert Fico (DFRLab, 22 May)
  2. Consumer lying in online reviews: recent evidence (ArXiv, 21 May)
  3. A comparative analysis of strategic narratives and persuasive language techniques within Iranian and US news media: The study of the joint comprehensive plan of action (SAGE, 21 May)
  4. Media Use, Feelings of Being Devalued, and Democratically Corrosive Sentiment in the US (SAGE, 22 May)
  5. Human Vulnerability to Misinformation is Ubiquitous and Not Tied to Specific Media nor Platforms (OSF, 20 May)

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