About GDIL

The Global (Dis)Information 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 Mission 

  1. Enable interdisciplinary academic research on the global circulation of “disinformation” via digital media
  2. Promote a deeper understanding of national and regional contexts in which disinformation is generated, harvested, circulated, and weaponized
  3. Generate policy recommendations and solutions for the looming problems of the “post-truth” world

Our faculty and student affiliates are committed to promoting a deeper understanding of national and regional contexts in which such information is generated. Our hope is that such research will generate policy recommendations and solutions.  

We encourage student interest in the Lab. UT undergraduate and graduate students are urged to visit our “Become a Student Researcher” page. GDIL regularly partners with other research groups across campus and outside clients. If you have a project you would like to collaborate on, reach out to us through the form at the bottom of the page. 

Our People

We are building a network of interdisciplinary scholars. We know that great research begins with empowered researchers. Meet our team and get in touch!

Our Research

Learn more about our research focus. Our goal is to provide faculty and student researchers with the resources they need to complete world class research on the global dimensions of disinformation and misinformation.

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Want to work with us? Have an idea for a project? Curious about some aspect of the lab? Please reach out. We promise we’re friendly!


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