Perhaps the only thing that travels faster than a lie is a lie promoted on the internet. Disinformation evolves and adjusts rapidly for even the smallest of targeted social groups. With over 190 countries in the world – and each country hosting numerous social groups at risk of disinformation targeting – how can we even begin to study such a massive topic? A graduate team at the University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs has taken the initiative to aggregate sources of news about disinformation from all global regions to create a diverse feed of chosen experts and emerging topics. The team hopes the news feed will be a valuable tool for both novices and experts to stay up to date on the latest narratives and trends.
Kristin M. – (Venezuela)
Abdullah D. – (China)
Ryan W. – (India)
Robert A. (UK)
Liz W. – (China)
Hong Kong University’s JMSC China Media Project:
Ashley Y – (U.S.)
Ryan B. – (Climate Disinformation)
Cameron P.- (Influence Campaigns and Disinformation)
Alex H. (Latin America)
Kiril A. (Policy)
Matthew H. (Kenya)
Zane E. (Ireland)
Easily overwhelming, isn’t it? Don’t worry- here at GDIL we strongly believe that together we can make an impact. Check out the other posts on our blog to see how we’re combatting disinformation. We are always excited to meet and to share ideas with others in the disinformation research community and welcome UT Austin students of all levels of expertise to our in-person meetings. Make sure to check back here often to see more updates to the Global Disinformation Feed as we continue to add more qualified experts to create a varied and reliable space.