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ISD’s blog for the latest in data-driven research on hate, disinformation and extremism.
ISD traced the reach of dozens of fringe climate-sceptic websites being shared on Twitter and found that highly followed climate-denying actors, pundits and outlets, were contributing to thousands of daily mentions.
New research from CASM Technology and ISD has found a major and sustained spike in antisemitic posts on Twitter since the company’s takeover by Elon Musk on October 27, 2022.
Footage from the Christchurch attack is available on TikTok, two years after research originally showed how easy it was to find.
Our latest coverage of the Russia-Ukraine War.
ISD released the first round of a 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.
ISD's Tim Squirrell features in ABC News commenting on Meta's report on the evolution of pro-Russia online campaigns since the war began. 
Featured research from across our work

An analysis of the volume of antisemitism on Twitter before, during and after its takeover by Elon Musk.
This report presents the key findings of the 2022 project "Countering Radicalisation in Right-Wing Extremist Online Subcultures" funded by the Federal Ministry of Justice.
Vorstellung der zentralen Erkenntnisse des vom Bundesministerium der Justiz geförderten Projektes »Radikalisierung in rechtsextremen Online-Subkulturen entgegentreten«.

An overview of extremist narratives, movements & actors, produced with support from Microsoft.
Misconceptions around the ‘Great Reset’, a World Economic Forum (WEF) initiative launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, have become a mainstay of conspiracy thinking in recent years.
The term ‘climate lockdown’ refers to a conspiratorial narrative which claims that global elites are using climate change as a pretext to restrict individual freedoms and civil liberties.
This Explainer provides an overview of the use of internet memes by the extreme right wing.