Technology & Information
Researching how technology contributes to economic, political, and social change.
TIPI is proud to announce that Anastazja Harris and Hyun-Jung (Stephany) Noh, two graduate students who participated in our January grant-writing workshop, have both been awarded major grants to support their research in 2021-22. Congratulations!
This week, TIPI researchers will be presenting a recent disinformation study at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in its Communication Technology Division (CTEC).
For a new study recently published in Information, Communication & Society, TIPI looked at protests in Houston, Texas that occurred prior to the 2016 elections and which had been connected to the Russian Internet Research Agency-sponsored Facebook page ‘Heart of Texas.’
Mind games: A temporal sentiment analysis of the political messages of the Internet Research Agency on Facebook and Twitter
Drawing on the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA)’s propaganda campaign on social media platforms during the 2016 presidential election, the TIPI research team analyzed 3.5K Facebook ads and 3M tweets to examine sentiment and content appeals.
With assistance from donors, sponsors and partners, TIPI works on projects involving everything from library-based hotspots to Russian misinformation campaigns on Facebook. We’ve also recently concluded a 10-year digital media program with scholars and students from Portugal.
Throughout the academic year, TIPI hosts luncheons, a digital media speaker series, lecture series, conferences, and other special events for the benefit of our students, faculty and the greater UT Austin community.