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Texas’ Asian Communities and EMAs: How WhatsApp an...

October 31, 2022

Political campaigns across the United States are paying close attention to the rising political importance of Asian American communities across the country. Nowhere is this clearer than in Texas. Read…
Texas’ Asian Communities and EMAs: How WhatsApp and WeChat will play a role in the 2022 midterms

End-to-end Encryption for Messaging Apps: Importan...

July 6, 2022

The Propaganda Research Lab at the Center for Media Engagement (CME), in collaboration with Omidyar Network, hosted a RightsCon 2022 session on encrypted messaging apps (EMAs) and their global use…
End-to-end Encryption for Messaging Apps: Important for Whom, How and What’s its Future?

Solving Questions of Digital Literacy Through Comm...

June 23, 2022

The Center for Media Engagement explores how public interest principles can be incorporated in social media to combat mis-information in larger communities. Read More
Solving Questions of Digital Literacy Through Community-Based Approaches

How Digital Surveillance Deters Protest Participat...

March 9, 2022

This piece provides insights into the ways in which protests are surveilled and outlines two main issues with the practices: (1) general problems with the collection of personal data at…
How Digital Surveillance Deters Protest Participation

​​Three Ways COVID-19 Affected Kenyan Media and Ho...

January 18, 2022

In the case of COVID-19, disinformation can occur when there is an intention to create a different viewpoint from that of vetted healthcare officials and authorities regarding the disease’s status,…
​​Three Ways COVID-19 Affected Kenyan Media and How the Country is Trying to Counter the Fallout

Geolocation Surveillance Roundtable

March 30, 2021

The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Media Engagement and the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.) hosted a roundtable about mass surveillance in the age of mass protest. We…
Geolocation Surveillance Roundtable

Police could Be Scanning Your Social Media From a ...

September 2, 2020

Protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, continue to seize national and global attention. Videos of peaceful protestors demanding justice and rioters setting businesses ablaze have provided…
Police could Be Scanning Your Social Media From a Summer Protest to Make an Arrest