Disinformation threatens our health, undercuts our security, and undermines our democracy. Yet, despite high-profile attention to these cascading problems, effective counter-measures remain elusive. The Pitt Disinformation Lab at the Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security goes beyond passive detection and reporting to create a new, community-centered system for warning, understanding, and response to malign influence.  

​PDL connects and empowers communities to rearrange the pixels of disinformation campaigns into tools for future resilience. Where disinformation attempts to wear down society and trust in institutions, PDL strengthens the bonds between universities and neighborhoods, rural and urban citizens, the media and the public; to forge stronger networks of information that support our governance and problem-solving today and into the future.  

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Meet the Team

Composed of researchers from across disciplines, the Pitt Disinformation Lab (PDL) works to coordinate impactful strategies and policies to actively combat disinformation that meet the needs of communities on the ground.

On the Ground

Pitt Disinformation Lab works with community organizations to co-create research, drive new learning, and serve our communities in understanding information ecosystems and building resilience to disinformation across Western Pennsylvania. 

Partners and Affiliates

Pitt Disinformation Lab partners with institutions across Pitt and beyond on impactful research and community engagement.