TIPI Recommendations to Texas Broadband Development Office
More than 12% of Texans live in areas where there is no broadband infrastructure that provides minimally acceptable speeds. And 43.3% of Texans live in areas where there is only one such internet provider.
Communicating Flood Risk: A New Project with the Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas
In an effort to better communicate flood risk to Texans, TIPI’s Keri Stephens, Matt McGlone, and Tara Tasuji are working with the Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas (IDRT) to evaluate different maps used to communicate flood risk.
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.
Strong Local Ties Help Texas Coastal Libraries Survive and Thrive During the Pandemic
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been a disaster that most librarians and people around the world felt unprepared for, librarians that reported strong ties with local...
Broadband as a Utility – Roundtable Discussion
TIPI's Dr. Sharon Strover recently joined Professor Sherri Greenberg and Dr. Kenneth Flamm for a conversation on broadband as a utility in Texas with Dr. Art Markman...
Behind the Scenes Efforts of Disaster Knowledge Workers
We are excited to announce the publication of our latest article “A different type of disaster response volunteer: Looking behind the scenes to reveal coordinating actions of disaster knowledge workers” in the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management.