Fall 2022

Active Projects

Barnowl

Can search engine optimization data be used to identify and track disinformation campaigns across languages? 

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Evergreen (GDPD)

Project Evergreen will work closely with a Policy Research Project team at LBJ to develop a database of global policy responses to disinformation and misinformation.

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Tearline

Work with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to use satellite imagery to counter disinformation.

PROJECT CURRENTLY FULL

Cyber Pacific

Cyber Pacific will be identifying key cyber issues in the US Army’s partnerships with Taiwan and Japan and producing policy recommendations to improve them.

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Bearclaws

This project is developing a dataset that characterizes Russia’s extrajudicial targeted killing program.

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#BoycottBiz

#BoycottBiz will focus on the issues and challenges multinational corporations running businesses in Russia face – ethical dilemmas that make them reevaluate their ties to a country at war while at the same time analyzing their responsibilities to their Russian employees and the country’s population.

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Historical Narratives in Disinformation

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began well before February 2022 and involved propaganda, state TV and social media. How and why did Russia begin to adopt such measures to weaponize history and is their historical disinformation strategy effective?

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Vanga

Team Vanga is taking a qualitative, interdisciplinary approach to examine the influence and modern re-interpretation of Baba Vanga, a Bulgarian psychic/mystic/extrasensii, who is well known in Eastern Europe and Russia.

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Fall Semester

FYI & FAQ

All projects are full and closed to new applicants for the fall 2022 semester but spring 2023 information will be available soon.

Fall All Hands Meetings: Fridays at 2:30 PM in Burdine

 

Have a question we haven't addressed?

Our contact info is at the bottom of the page. Do not hesitate to reach out and ask. We are friendly, we promise. 

Who can participate?

Chances are, if you are reading this you can participate. We are open to University of Texas at Austin undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline. There are no prerequisites besides an interest in disinformation and misinformation and a willingness to abide by our code of conduct.

Can I attend a meeting to learn more?

Yes, our all hands meetings are open each Friday. Find out about our next meeting by visiting the schedule, available here.

Are there any prerequisites or experience requirements?

No. Though we are interested in the skills you have (especially language skills!) there are no requirements beyond the standard 10 hour commitment and your ability to attend our weekly meetings. 

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