Disinformation is Global. So Are We.

Global Disinformation Lab at the University of Texas at Austin


The Global DisInformation Lab (GDIL) was established at The University of Texas at Austin to encourage collaborative interdisciplinary academic research on the global circulation of misinformation, and disinformation. 

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Team #Boycott Biz Disinformation Book Reviews

"Three Books to Learn About Corporate Disinformation" is a paper written by team members of Team...

Team Tearline assesses China’s financial engagement in Papua New Guinea

Researchers at Team Tearline utilized resources made available by the National...

The Chinese Communist Party Cyber Threat to Japan

Part 4 of a 5 part seriesPart 1: So What is the Cyber Threat from China, Exactly?Part 2: The...

Can we use ChatGPT to detect disinformation sites?

Introduction Generative Artificial Intelligence (generative AI) took the world by storm with...

The CCP Cyber Threat to Taiwan

Part 3 of a 5 part seriesPart 1: So What is the Cyber Threat from China, Exactly?Part 2: The...

Austin Forum: “The New Threats of Misinformation & Disinformation…And What We Can Do About It”

Ryan Williams (Deputy Director, GDIL), Numa Dhamani (Principal Machine Learning...

The Chinese Cyber Threat to the United States of America

(part 2 of a 5 part series) Part 1: So What is the Cyber Threat from China, Exactly? Written by...

Information Disorder and Generative AI – An Evolving Reading List

Curated by Ryan Williams (Mastodon Profile) Last updated: Jul 11, 2023 Introduction We intend for...

Alliance in Cyberspace: the case of U.S.-Japan

By Kevin Lentz             The official inclusion of cyberspace as a military domain by the U.S....


Professional Development

Open to All GDIL & IPD Researchers

September 27, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM
RLP 4.616

Applying for Graduate School
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Thinking about heading to graduate school to get that MA, MBA, JD or PhD?  There’s a lot to know about pulling together a compelling application.  Dr. Kate Weaver will show students the best tricks, from identifying the right graduate school for your goals, lining up your reference letters, writing a killer cover letter and statement of interest and explaining away those few less sparkling grades from your freshman year! Dr.Kate led the LBJ School’s admission process for several years and has read literally thousands of applications – come learn what she has to say about what will make your application stand out!



Open to the Public

September 29, 2023
RLP 1.302B

#Connexions: The Balance of Media Power in Modern Russia
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From an external perspective, the media landscape in Russia might sometimes appear solid and centrally managed. However, in reality, it’s fragmented, with diverse actors competing for resources. Beneath the serene surface, where it isn’t customary to air conflicts publicly, fierce disputes occur. In his session, Russian media expert and GR specialist Anton Shingarev will provide his perspective on the balance of media power in modern Russia and explain the machinery and decision-making processes involved in it.

ANTON SHINGAREV is a seasoned media and public/government relations professional, having held executive positions for two of the largest IT companies in Russia, Yandex and Kaspersky Lab. Anton’s professional journey boasts significant international experience, having worked for the United Nations and served on the advisory board of Europol. Before the war, he was also a visiting professor at the Higher School of Economics. You can read an interview with him here. 
Anton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science (2007) from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and a Master’s in Media Management (2011) from the University of Westminster (London). He worked as a journalist and producer for various television stations before joining Kaspersky Lab in 2012, eventually appointed Vice President of Public Affairs. He then served as Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Yandex from 2020 until 2022. At both firms, he was responsible for developing and implementing strategic GR communication initiatives, managing stakeholder relations, and advocating for the company’s interests at both national and international levels. Recently, Anton relocated to Texas where he now leads the Public Affairs team for a startup that develops autonomous vehicles. He is married, has a 6-year-old boy, and enjoys skiing and playing soccer (a sport known as football in some countries).

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About GDIL

The Global DisInformation Lab (GDIL) was established in 2020 at the University of Texas at Austin to encourage collaborative interdisciplinary academic research on the global circulation of a broad spectrum of information, misinformation, and disinformation via digital media.

Our faculty and student affiliates are committed to promoting a deeper understanding of national and regional contexts in which such information is generated as well as the ways in which it is harvested, circulated, and weaponized. Our hope is that such research will generate policy recommendations and possible solutions to the looming problems of what many have called the “post-truth” world.  

GDIL All-Hands Schedule

Fall 2023

September 1
Team Presentations


2:30-4:00 pm
Patton Hall (RLP)
Glickman Conference Center 1.302E

October 6
Team Presentations
Professional Development:
Public Speaking


2:30-4:00 pm
Patton Hall (RLP)
Glickman Conference Center 1.302E

November 3
Team Presentations

2:30-4:00 pm
Patton Hall (RLP)
Glickman Conference Center 1.302E

December 1
Team Presentations

2:30-4:00 pm
Patton Hall (RLP)
Glickman Conference Center 1.302E

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