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The Vanga Files

Google “Baba Vanga” and you will get almost three million English-language hits that link to sites and posts about this legendary Bulgarian. Baba (or Grandmother) Vanga became famous in her lifetime (1911-1996) and continues to capture the imagination of Bulgairans...

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 designing the new user interface his company is developing. The UI will be used in the next generation of unmanned submarines ordered by the US Navy. The Navy ordered them...

Student Researchers use Satellite Imagery to Counter Disinformation

The GDIL "Project Tearline" team published the result of their research this semester. The team focused on disinformation about Ukrainian refugees. Check out the report to learn more about how the students analyzed satellite imagery in order to debunk claims made by...

Documentation as Research Design: Making Datasets Work

This article is intended for students and researchers interested in developing social science datasets. We use the terms “research documentation”, “methodology documentation”, and “codebooks” interchangeably. Resources to learn more are located in the appendix of this post.

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 College of Liberal Arts' bi-annual official magazine.  "Q&A with Mykhaylo (Misha) Simanovskyy, Graduate Student and Donetsk Native"          ...

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 soft-power mechanisms to rise as the dominant hegemonic power by 2035.  Read the full report here.                    ...

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 link below for the full story.   "How the Letter 'Z' Fits Into the History of Russian Propaganda Efforts"                

GDIL Research Affiliate Ryan Williams quoted in “The Rise of the Geopolitical Hack” on Coda Story

Ryan Williams (GDIL, LBJ School of Public Affairs) was recently quoted in an article on Coda Story - click the link below for the full story. "The Rise of the Geopolitical Hack: The residue of ransomware is infiltrating our...

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

"Trollfare: How to Recognize and Fight Off Online Psyops: It starts by understanding common tactics: distort, distract, dismiss, deny, and dismay."
The Vanga Files

The Vanga Files

Google “Baba Vanga” and you will get almost three million English-language hits that link to sites and posts about this legendary Bulgarian. Baba (or Grandmother) Vanga became famous in her lifetime (1911-1996) and continues to capture the imagination of Bulgairans...

Student Researchers use Satellite Imagery to Counter Disinformation

Student Researchers use Satellite Imagery to Counter Disinformation

The GDIL "Project Tearline" team published the result of their research this semester. The team focused on disinformation about Ukrainian refugees. Check out the report to learn more about how the students analyzed satellite imagery in order to debunk claims made by...

Student Researchers use Satellite Imagery to Counter Disinformation

The GDIL "Project Tearline" team published the result of their research this semester. The team focused on disinformation about Ukrainian refugees. Check out the report to learn more about how the students analyzed satellite imagery in order to debunk claims made by...

Documentation as Research Design: Making Datasets Work

This article is intended for students and researchers interested in developing social science datasets. We use the terms “research documentation”, “methodology documentation”, and “codebooks” interchangeably. Resources to learn more are located in the appendix of this post.

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