Israel-Hamas Conflict
Pro-CCP ‘Spamouflage’ network pivots to focus on US Presidential Election
Mitigating online gender-based violence and misogistic pathways to radicalisation
"Two Years On", the evolution Russia's information warfare since its full scale invasion of Ukraine
Why the US needs online child safety legislation
Explainers
Hatescape: Analysing extremism & hate speech on TikTok
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.

‘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.

Mitigating online gender-based violence and misogynistic pathways to radicalisation

Mitigating online gender-based violence and misogynistic pathways to radicalisation

A product of ISD's Digital Policy Lab, this policy paper reviews the connections of online gender-based violence to offline violence and extremist ideologies, offering recommendations for platforms.

"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.

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.

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.

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Online discourse about migrants and asylum seekers has become overwhelmingly negative in Germany, defined by inflammatory and misleading language, and the mainstreaming of harmful conspiracy theories such as the 'Great Replacement'.
India’s upcoming general elections are likely to hand the Hindu nationalist Bharata Janata Party (BJP) a third term in office. This Dispatch examines Hindutva's use of divisive rhetoric and conspiracy theories ahead of the election.
Within seven hours of Iranian drones being launched towards Israel, misleading content received over 37 million views on X.
Our latest coverage of the Israel-Hamas Conflict.
The flood of mis- and disinformation online following the death of Aaron Bushnell further underscores social platforms' challenges in dealing with false narratives in real-time.
Since October 7, there has been growing speculation about the evolving terrorism threat landscape. In this Dispatch, ISD reviews what we know and do not yet know about the changing UK terrorist threat.
This dispatch analyses how the Israel-Hamas war is being weaponised by pro-Kremlin actors targeting German audience.
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This report outlines the evolution of pro-Kremlin propaganda undermining international support for Ukraine since the 2022 invasion, outlining Western vulnerabilities.

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.