How social media algorithms shape online conversations
The Reichsbürger Movement ISD explains the movement associated with the attempted coup in Germany.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine ISD's resources and analyses for understanding the war between Russia and Ukraine.
Hatescape: Analysing extremism & hate speech on TikTok
The terror times: ISD goes through the strategic buildout of the Islamic State & other Salafi-jihadist's news operations.
Twitter accounts hijacked to spread CCP propaganda: ISD identified a network of EU politician accounts being used to spread propaganda about the US.
Understanding antisemitism on Twitter after Musk: This report details the persistent spike in antisemitism on Twitter since Elon Musk's takeover in October 2022.
How social media algorithms shape online conversations

How social media algorithms shape online conversations

Through ISD's Digital Policy Lab, we outline proposed alternatives to algorithmic rankings.

The Reichsbürger Movement

The Reichsbürger Movement

ISD explains the movement associated with the attempted coup in Germany.

Russia/Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine

ISD's resources and analyses for understanding the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Hatescape: Analysing extremism & hate speech on TikTok

Hatescape: Analysing extremism & hate speech on TikTok

ISD finds how TikTok's features were being used to spread hate.

The terror times

The terror times

ISD goes through the strategic buildout of the Islamic State & other Salafi-jihadist's news operations.

Twitter accounts hijacked to spread CCP propaganda

Twitter accounts hijacked to spread CCP propaganda

ISD identified a network of EU politician accounts being used to spread propaganda about the US.

Understanding antisemitism on Twitter after Musk

Understanding antisemitism on Twitter after Musk

This report details the persistent spike in antisemitism on Twitter since Elon Musk's takeover in October 2022.

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In a recent ruling from Meta's Oversight Board looking into a violation of hate speech community standards, it was deemed that the “the fundamental issue in this case is not with the policies, but their enforcement.”
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