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ISD’s blog for the latest in data-driven research on hate, disinformation and extremism.
Twenty-two years after the September 11 terrorist attacks, ISD examines how online communities have turned the largest terror attack on United States soil into a perennial ‘shitposting’ rite of passage for Salafi-jihadist meme networks on mainstream social media platforms.
New research by ISD reveals TikTok has been profiting from ads that feature pro-Kremlin disinformation and conspiratorial narratives. Ads found via TikTok’s ‘Commercial Content Library’ also included content discrediting Ukraine and Ukrainians while glorifying the Russian invasion, and content that depicted the brutal mercenary Wagner group in a positive light. 
New research by ISD reveals Meta has failed to remove recruitment content for the Wagner group, as well as posts celebrating its brutal activities in Ukraine and beyond, contradicting the company’s policies.
Our latest coverage of the Russia-Ukraine War.
Russian state media's latest attempt, "Resistor Newswire," hasn't gained much traction despite 18+ months of operation. It’s just the latest attempt to be uncovered by ISD.
ISD has released the third and final round of our video campaign in German, Arabic and Russian, aimed to counter pro-Kremlin mis- and disinformation targeting Ukrainian refugees in Germany. 
ISD's Tim Squirrell features in Sky News commenting on findings from Meta's quarterly adversarial threat report.
Featured research from across our work

This paper proposes measures to assess and mitigate online gender-based violence, emphasising the connections with different extremist ideologies.
This policy paper looks at the risks of emerging platforms, identifies a series of policy implications and analyses 'decentralised' technologies' impact on disinformation.
This brief provides an overview of data access challenges and legislation within key jurisdictions, and provides recommendations on how to address these.

Overviews of narratives, movements and actors.
Salafism has proven attractive to Gen-Z Muslims as an emerging youth counterculture. Its black-and-white views, rules-based value system, strong group identity, and provocative contrasts to the orthodoxies of the Islamic establishment resonate with this younger generation.
Rumble ist eine Videoplattform, die sich als YouTube-Alternative sieht und wegen ihrer undurchsichtigen Moderationspraxis bei Rechtsextremen beliebt ist
The video platform Rumble describes itself as a “free speech alternative” to the "Big Tech Giants”. In its quest to create a so-called 'new internet' it has attracted mainly right-wing, and sometimes extremist creators and audiences.