Meme Hacking: Unearthing Russian Misinformation Efforts

Meme Hacking: Unearthing Russian Misinformation Efforts

Weaponizing the spread of memetic content became a priority of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 US Presidential election. Using reverse image search tactics and cutting edge open-source intelligence technologies, University of Texas undergraduate Mitch...
TIPI Welcomes New Fellows!

TIPI Welcomes New Fellows!

As part of the campus-wide Good Systems initiative, TIPI has invited two new researchers, Tiancheng (Leo) Cao and Brad Limov to the Disinformation team. They will investigate questions about how  message circulation and associated display properties mobilize...
Shiny Things Workshop

Shiny Things Workshop

"Secret Cyborg Social Work Superheroes" by Henry Stokes "Human in the Loop" by Ayat Mohammed "Expertise Hanging in the Balance by Adam Rabinowitz, Gary Kao, Krishna Murthy Gurumurthy, and Richard Ketcham "Data Shaman" by Anne Bowen "IRREDCUIBLE UNCERTAINTY?" by Barry...
Good Systems Disinformation Research Overview

Good Systems Disinformation Research Overview

Photo credit: Rob Dobi, The Globe and Mail Disinformation Research for Good Systems Summary The Internet, with its ubiquitous presence, viral pull and anonymity, can be a central tool for disinformation.  Unfortunately, the economic models of media industries...
New Disinformation Research

New Disinformation Research

Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election has expanded discussions about the role of misinformation in politics as well as people’s information behavior. While many studies have been conducted to unravel the strategies and impacts of the Russian IRA’s...
New Media in the International Context: Global Fusion 2019

New Media in the International Context: Global Fusion 2019

Organized and hosted by graduate students from The University of Texas at Austin Department of Radio-Television-Film, this year’s Global Fusion Conference took place in Austin, Texas, from Friday, October 25th to Sunday, October 27th, in the Belo Center for New Media....
Shiny Things Workshop

Shiny Things Workshop

2020-02-21 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. There is so much buzz about artificial intelligence, but what’s real and what’s fiction? In this hands-on session about AI’s effects on science and society, Harvard researcher and artist Sarah Newman will help us...