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

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.

Explainers

Explainers

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

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.

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.

‘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.

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”.

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ISD’s blog for the latest in data-driven research on hate, disinformation and extremism.
ISD found that speeches by IS and al-Qaeda leaders are easily found on TikTok through simple searches, even after removal, due to TikTok’s ‘original sound’ feature.
Unverified claims about the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump proliferated across social media in the 24 hours following the incident and continue to spread in the absence of more detailed factual information about the shooter. ISD identified the main false claims being promoted and how they mutated and spread across platforms.
Issues related to extremism, hate and disinformation were a major focus of the 2024 UK General Election, both on the campaign trail and at the ballot box. This article considers the key threats to rights, public safety and democracy facing the new Labour government, and suggests pathways for policies that address the scale of the challenge.
This Dispatch analyzes six notable radical anarchist movement blogs to understand what members of these radical fringes claim about their own actions online.
Unverified claims about the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump proliferated across social media in the 24 hours following the incident and continue to spread in the absence of more detailed factual information about the shooter. ISD identified the main false claims being promoted and how they mutated and spread across platforms.
Issues related to extremism, hate and disinformation were a major focus of the 2024 UK General Election, both on the campaign trail and at the ballot box.
Our latest coverage of the Israel-Hamas Conflict.
This Dispatch explores how falsified documents in ‘hack & leak campaigns’ influence public opinion, analysing a likely false IRGC document about pro-Palestine protests.
This briefing details the engagement of pro-CCP actors, Chinese state media, and Canadian alternative media with the Israel-Hamas conflict.
This briefing outlines how French-speaking right-wing extremists in Quebec have engaged with ongoing events related to the Israel-Hamas conflict.
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This policy brief examines six case studies of recently released ISIS arrestees to highlight the lack of disengagement from extremist ideology and provides policy recommendations.
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.

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.