Israel-Hamas Conflict
CEO Sasha Havlicek at VivaTech Conference in Paris
Hatescape: Analysing extremism & hate speech on TikTok
Why the US needs online child safety legislation
Explainers
"Two Years On", the evolution Russia's information warfare since its full scale invasion of Ukraine
Pro-CCP ‘Spamouflage’ network pivots to focus on US Presidential Election
Israel-Hamas Conflict

Israel-Hamas conflict

ISD's coverage and analysis regarding online threats in relation to the Israel-Hamas conflict
& the situation in Gaza.

CEO Sasha Havlicek at VivaTech conference in Paris

CEO Sasha Havlicek at VivaTech Conference in Paris

Sasha joined experts to share insights into how to solve the political & social polarisation we face today, stemming from social media’s “attention economy business model”.

The online mis- and disinformation ecosystem in Ireland

The online mis- and disinformation ecosystem in Ireland

In the Uisce Faoi Thalamh series, ISD finds how conspiracy beliefs unite communities, radicalise individuals and can incite, sometimes violent, real-world actions in Ireland following the pandemic.

Why the US needs online child safety legislation

Why the US needs online child safety legislation

In this policy-focused Dispatch, ISD analysts stress the urgency for the US to join other countries in creating a regulatory scheme to protect teens and kids online.

Explainers

Explainers

ISD's library of issues, trends, narratives, platforms & actors relating to extremism, hate & disinformation topics.

"Two Years On", the evolution Russia's information warfare since its full scale invasion of Ukraine

"Two Years On", the evolution Russia's information warfare since its full scale invasion of Ukraine

An analysis of Russian state and pro-Kremlin information warfare in the context of the invasion of Ukraine.

‘Spamouflage’ network experimenting with 'MAGAflage'

‘Spamouflage’ network experimenting with 'MAGAflage'

In a likely attempt to increase their influence, the long-running, pro-CCP influence operation 'Spamouflage' is using their accounts to pose as Americans with right-wing perspectives.

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ISD’s blog for the latest in data-driven research on hate, disinformation and extremism.
A four-part ISD investigation reveals misogynistic content, and videos related to self-harm and suicide, are being recommended to young users.
IS support groups have long created content using media outlet assets, but the creation of fake social media accounts to spread the faux-branded content is a new tactic, leveraging previous moderation workarounds and state influence strategies to proliferate terrorist content online.
ISD uncovers a network of Facebook pages, groups, and websites that used coordinated inauthentic behavior and evaded ads transparency policies to encourage pro-Trump, anti-establishment candidates to run for office.
ISD's joint analysis with Hope and Courage Collective found 36 incidents of politically-motivated violence targeting female and migrant-background candidates ahead of local Irish and EU elections.
A joint analysis by ISD & H&CC has uncovered 36 incidents of politically-motivated violence, intimidation, harassment or threats since EU & local election campaigning began in May.
ISD's CEO and co-founder, Sasha Havlicek, is a guest on the 'Beg to Differ' podcast by The Bulwark to discuss the threat electoral disinformation poses in the US.
Our latest coverage of the Israel-Hamas Conflict.
Hamas’ 7 October attack on Israel and the subsequent IDF attacks in Gaza have energized Jewish Defense League (JDL) members, raising concerns about their narratives and tactics.
This briefing outlines ISD’s analysis of conversations related to the Israel-Hamas conflict shared by accounts associated with right-wing extremism in Canada.
This article summarises the findings of a topic modelling analysis of antisemitic and anti-Muslim hate speech on Canadian YouTube comments in the aftermath of the 7 October attack.
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This is the executive summary of ISD’s Pulling Back the Curtain series which explores different aspects of YouTube’s recommendation algorithm.
This is the fourth investigation in ISD’s Pulling Back the Curtain series which explores different aspects of YouTube’s recommendation algorithm.
This is the third investigation in ISD’s Pulling Back the Curtain series which explores different aspects of YouTube’s recommendation algorithm.

Overviews of issues, trends, narratives, platforms and actors.
'Antifa' groups operate in a mostly decentralized way but share a belief that they're resisting fascist ideology, primarily through protests and counterdemonstrations against far-right extremism, utilizing tactics such as doxxing, and at times criminal activity.
'Neo-Confederate' refers to individuals or groups echoing US Confederate beliefs, emphasizing states' rights & heritage preservation, with some overlap with white supremacist ideologies.
The "Saints Culture" within the white supremacist movement glorifies individuals who commit hate-motivated violence, a phenomenon revitalised in online spaces.