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...
Library Hotspot Lending:  Report to the Tocker Foundation

Library Hotspot Lending: Report to the Tocker Foundation

Based on our work with libraries in in other parts of the country (see: NYPL Hotspot Assessment and IMLS Rural Hotspots), we wanted to partner with Texas libraries in to pilot hotspot programs. We believe libraries, as anchor institutions, have an outsize role to play...
Scoping New Policy Frameworks for Local Broadband Networks

Scoping New Policy Frameworks for Local Broadband Networks

Sharon Strover, Martin J. Riedl and Selena Dickey submitted a paper to TPRC47: Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy. The paper is an outgrowth of the TIPI’s Facebook Community Networks project. The team will present on Friday,...
Report: Digital Inclusion in Austin

Report: Digital Inclusion in Austin

A team of researchers under the supervision of professors Joseph Straubhaar and Sharon Strover conducted the Austin Digital Assessment Survey for the City of Austin to assess internet usage in Austin. The team sent 11,000 surveys to random Austin addresses and...