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Docket+ 5 February

Docket+ is a weekly roundup of the latest influence operations-related academic research, events and job opportunities.
Docket+ 5 February
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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. Countering Disinformation Effectively: An Evidence-Based Policy Guide (CEIP, 31 January)
  2. Account credibility inference based on news-sharing networks (Springer, 31 January)
  3. Americans’ Social Media Use: YouTube and Facebook are by far the most used online platforms among U.S. adults; TikTok’s user base has grown since 2021 (Pew, 31 January)
  4. Comparing Political Communication: A 2023 Update (OSF, 28 January)

1. Academia & Research

1.1 Platforms & Technology

  1. Why TikTok’s Victory in Montana Might be Bad News for the Platform (Lawfare, 31 January)
  2. Transcript: US Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on "Big Tech and the Online Child Sexual Exploitation Crisis" (Tech Policy Press, 31 January)
  3. The Great Despiser: The BSA, Memory Safety, and How to Make a Good Argument Badly (DFRLab, 26 January)
  4. Q&A: How – and why – we’re changing the way we study tech adoption (Pew, 31 January)
  5. Does the First Amendment Bar Government Officials from Browbeating Social Media Platforms? (Columbia University, 26 January)
  6. Drift Diffusion Model to understand (mis)information sharing dynamic in complex networks (ArXiv, 31 January)
  7. Prospects for inconsistency detection using large language models and sheaves (ArXiv, 30 January)


  1. How To Assess AI Governance Tools (TechPolicy Press, 28 January)
  2. Global Futures Bulletin: Responsible Artificial Intelligence Efforts In the Global South (Igarapé Institute, 29 January)
  3. AI in Support of StratCom Capabilities (NATO StratComCoE, 30 January)
  4. Synthetic Genres: Expert Genres, Non-Specialist Audiences, and Misinformation in the Artificial Intelligence Age (SAGE, 31 January)

1.2 World News 

  1. Time to take a step forward from analysis to a collective response (EUvsDisinfo, 29 January)
  2. Misinformation technology: Internet use and political misperceptions in Africa (Science Direct, 27 January)
  3. Detecting Misinformation: Identifying False News Spread by Political Leaders in the Global South (Journal QD, 31 January)
  4. Armies of bots battled on Twitter over Chinese spy balloon incident (New Scientists, 2 February)

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