Disinformation is Global. So Are We.

Global Disinformation Lab at the University of Texas at Austin

 

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 misinformation, and disinformation. 

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The Vanga Files

Google “Baba Vanga” and you will get almost three million English-language hits that link to sites...

Threatcasting at the Global Disinformation Lab

It is 2028. Jorge is being driven back from work by his self-driving Tesla. It’s been a long day...

Student Researchers use Satellite Imagery to Counter Disinformation

The GDIL "Project Tearline" team published the result of their research this semester. The team...

Documentation as Research Design: Making Datasets Work

Introduction Imagine you’re a researcher interested in international security. You want to explore...

Misha Simanovskyy (GDIL, LBJ, CREEES) featured in UT’s “Life & Letters”

Misha Simanovskyy (GDIL, LBJ, CREEES) is featured in an article in UT's "Life & Letters", the...

Dr. Kiril Avramov (Director, GDIL) participated in recently published Army Cyber Institute technical report

This project explores how the People’s Republic of China (PRC) might use information and other...

GDIL Director Dr. Kiril Avramov quoted in Time article

Dr. Kiril Avramov (GDIL, Slavic) was recently quoted in an article in Time Magazine - click the...

Freedom and Dissent in Contemporary Russia: A Conversation with Vladimir Kara-Murza

On Wednesday, February 9, 2022, The University of Texas at...

Dr. Jo Lukito (Communications, GDIL) Featured in “Defense One”

"Trollfare: How to Recognize and Fight Off Online Psyops:...

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

STAY TUNED FOR FALL 2022 DETAILS

2:30 PM, Fridays

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