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Docket+ 9 January

Docket+ is a weekly roundup of the latest influence operations-related academic research, events and job opportunities.
Docket+ 9 January
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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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Good morning! In the first edition of D+ for the new year -
* Curation of relevant academia and research published over the holidays
* Russian propaganda in Ukraine
* Analysis of the role of disinformation and influence in elections
* Analysis of countermeasures, and
* Extremists using social media present challenges for policymakers


  1. 2022 Year in Review: Our Research & Impact (CSMaP, 19 December)
  2. 2022 at the DFRLab: a year in review (DFRLab, 22 December)
  3. 2022: The year of generative AI (Trusted Future, 15 December)
  4. Governments must strengthen the public sector to meet the challenges ahead (ASPI, 6 January)
  5. Too little, too late: By the time harmful content posted to Facebook during the Capitol riot period came down, millions had already engaged  (Cybersecurity for Democracy, January)
  6. The Ongoing Insurrection: How Trump Continues to Weaponize Social Media Post Jan. 6th (Accountable Tech, December)

1. Academia & Research

1.1 Platforms & Technology

  1. A thousand followers and none: The ongoing evolution of a fake Twitter account creation and sales operation (Conspirator Norteño, 22 December)
  2. Can crowdsourcing rescue the social marketplace of ideas? (ArXiv, 19 December)
  3. Digital identity as platform-mediated surveillance (SAGE, 3 January)
  4. Suit accusing YouTube of tracking children is back on after appeal (Ars Technica, 29 December)
  5. Porn, Piracy, Fraud: What Lurks Inside Google’s Black Box Ad Empire (ProPublica, 21 December)
  6. Shadowbanning is real: Here’s how you end up silenced by social media (Washington Post, 27 December)
  7. NCSC Threat Report 22nd December 2022 (NCSC, 22 December)
  8. ChatGPT bot caught spreading misinformation on maritime law. Here’s how (TradeWinds, 2 January)
  9. Beyond ‘minimizing harms’: Algorithmic bias is still a huge problem — but where do those problems start? (Untangled, 1 January)
  10. Key facts about Rumble (Pew, 21 December)
  11. Trends in AI from Red and Blue Team Perspectives: Synthetic Data in a Data-Driven Society vs Sentiment Analysis (NATO StratcomCoE, 21 December)

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