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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Reading the Room: China, Taiwan, Japan, and US in the Cyber Domain

This blog is the first publication of the Cyber Pacific project at the Global Disinformation Lab....

Behind the Veil: The Marketing of Iranian State Media to Foreign Audiences

Authors: Alexander Lopez, Moo Sun Kim, Jinpeng Li Introduction On September 16 2022, 22-year-old...

TTL Kevin Lentz Presents Conference Article

On 10/5 Cyber Pacific Team Leader Kevin Lentz presented his article, “Targets in the Gray Zone;...

GDIL Highlighted in UT State of the University Address

We are honored to have been mentioned in UT President Jay Hartzell's State of the University...

The Great Global Disinformation Feed

Perhaps the only thing that travels faster than a lie is a lie promoted on the internet....

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...

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

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

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

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2:30 PM, Fridays

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