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Docket+ 8 April

Docket+ is a weekly roundup of the latest influence operations-related academic research, events and job opportunities.
Docket+ 8 April
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  1. Mock News Sites Continue to Spread Disinformation About Ukraine (InfoEpi Lab, 6 April)
  2. Open call for papers, talks, sessions and workshop ideas for the 2024 Computation + Journalism Symposium, on Oct. 25-27, 2024 (Deadline 1 June)
  3. Julia Angwin fears the public sphere is about to get worse: “AI makes it easier to flood the zone with misinformation” (Reuters Institute, 2 April)
  4. Durably reducing conspiracy beliefs through dialogues with AI (PsyArXiv, 3 April)
  5. The Power of Peer Support: Helping Journalists Persevere in the Face of Online Abuse (PEN, April)
  6. Exploring Amazon recommendations with Python: How to automate the process of mapping the networks formed by Amazon's recommendation algorithm (Conspirator Norteño, 6 April)

1. Academia & Research

1.1 Platforms & Technology

  1. 6 facts about Americans and TikTok (Pew, 3 April)
  2. Knight Institute Submits Comment to Federal Bureau of Prisons Opposing Proposed Rule Restricting Social Media Access (Columbia University, 1 April)
  3. NLP Systems That Can't Tell Use from Mention Censor Counterspeech, but Teaching the Distinction Helps (ArXiv, 2 April)
  4. A (More) Realistic Evaluation Setup for Generalisation of Community Models on Malicious Content Detection (ArXiv, 2 April)
  5. Fake Image Detection: A Comprehensive Review (SSRN, 2 April)
  6. Content policy is basically astrology? (part two) (Everything in Moderation, 1 April)

1.2 World News 

  1. Afghan media outlet Etilaatroz launch fact-checking unit as a result of Afghan Witness partnership (Centre for Information Resilience, 4 April)
  2. Jawboning in 2025: When the new administration starts—led either by President Biden or President Trump—what will the state of jawboning be? (Columbia University)
  3. Online polarization and identity politics: An analysis of Facebook discourse on Muslim and LGBTQ+ communities in Finland (Wiley, 3 April)
  4. Exploring the role of political elites in post-truth communication on social media (SAGE, 4 April)
  5. The role of implicit content for lie and truth judgments: A cross-cultural study (OSF, 3 April)
  6. Chatter on Rumble about Upcoming Solar Eclipse: The upcoming April 8 solar eclipse has been the subject of conspiracy theories—more so than the last eclipse in 2017 (Open Measures, 3 April)
  7. Election 2024: China’s Efforts to Interfere in the U.S. Presidential Election (CFR, 5 April)

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