Technology & Information

Policy Institute

Researching how technology contributes to economic, political, and social change.

U.S.-Japan Collaborations Around Disaster and Emergency Alerts, Warnings

A team of UTexas Moody Technology & Information Policy Institute (TIPI) researchers collaborated with scholars from Kyoto University and the University of Colorado Denver to design and execute the 2021 U.S.-Japan Expert Workshop on Mobile Alerts and Warnings. 

TIPI January Grant-Writing Workshop Participants Find Success

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!

Visually provocative: How visual elements influence IRA Facebook advertisement engagements

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).

Reverse-engineering political protest: the Russian Internet Research Agency in the Heart of Texas

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.

Our Focus

Digital Equity

Institutions & Communication

New Media & Information

Disasters & Risk

Future of Work

Our Work

Projects

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.

Events

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. 

Publications

TIPI faculty and students publish policy briefs, full reports, and research papers on topics related to digital media, technological transformation, digital inclusion and other information policy issues.

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