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Docket+ 29 April

Docket+ is a weekly roundup of the latest influence operations-related academic research, events and job opportunities.
Docket+ 29 April
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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. Nonlinear spreading behavior across multi-platform social media universe (AIP, 22 April)
  2. Information Sharing in the Ransomware Payment Ecosystem: Exploring the Delta Between Best Practices and Existing Mechanisms (IST, April)
  3. From Content to Payment: The rise and implications of social media ad revenue sharing (What to Fix, April)
  4. GAADHE Issues A Powerful Call To Action To Tech Giants To Preserve Elections And Democracy (Global Alliance Against Digital Hate and Extremism, 22 April)
  5. Platform Research Ethics for Academic Research (Center for Media Engagement, 18 April)
  6. Doppelgänger Responds to U.S. Funding Vote (InfoEpiLab, 25 April)
  7. The Information Animal (La Generalista, 18 April)

1. Academia & Research

1.1 Platforms & Technology

  1. Meta’s New Default Limits on “Political Content” Weaken Free Expression Online (Tech Policy Press, 22 April)
  2. Google Is A Monopoly, But Its Search Engine Does Not Have To Be (Tech Policy Press, 23 April)
  3. Borderline content and platformised speech governance: Mapping TikTok's moderation controversies in South and Southeast Asia (Wiley, 23 April)
  4. Inside the echo chamber: Linguistic underpinnings of misinformation on Twitter (ArXiv, 24 April)


  1. De(generating) Democracy?: A Look at the Manipulation of AI Tools to Target Latino Communities Online (DDIA, 24 April)
  2. AI-Generated Faces in the Real World: A Large-Scale Case Study of Twitter Profile Images (ArXiv, 22 April)

1.2 World News 

  1. Do African Problems Really Have African Solutions? Recent events in Africa are weakening ECOWAS, providing a foothold for Russian influence, and risking an escalation in Somalia. (Lawfare, 21 April)
  2. Changing tides: Discourse towards migrants and asylum seekers on Facebook and X in Germany in 2023 (ISD, 18 April)
  3. Quoting to deceive: Fake quotes and political delegitimization in Spanish far-right grassroots disinformation campaigns (OSF, 20 April)
  4. Fleeing a Well-Founded Fear of Persecution to Be Persecuted Again? The Case of LGBTIQ+ Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Uganda (Oxford Academic, 24 April)
  5. Recognition of propaganda techniques in newspaper texts: Fusion of content and style analysis (Science Direct, 24 April)
  6. The geography of corporate fake news (Plos One, 17 April)
  7. Intraindividual Conflicts Reduce the Polarization of Attitudes (SAGE, 24 April)
  8. Infrastructural platform violence: How women and queer journalists and activists in Lebanon experience abuse on WhatsApp (SAGE, 24 April)

Russia & Ukraine

  1. In Kazakhstan and Central Asia the Kremlin cries “Russophobia”! (EUvsDisinfo, 22 April)
  2. Tinker, tailor, busted Russian spy (EUvsDisinfo, 25 April)
  3. War on All Fronts: How the Kremlin’s Media Ecosystem Broadcasts the War in Ukraine (NATO StratCom CoE, 24 April)

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