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Our latest coverage of the Russia-Ukraine War.
ISD's Julia Smirnova features in DW speaking on the concerns around Russian influence operations exploiting fears and sowing social unrest in Germany.
Today's Dispatch looks at pro-Kremlin rhetoric attempting to discredit Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia as ‘neo-Nazi’ states.
ISD's Moustafa Ayad's talks to DW about RT Arabic's popularity in the Middle East and how its winning the information war in the region.
ISD’s blog for the latest in data-driven research on hate, disinformation and extremism.
Ahead of the Italian elections, this dispatch examines how the pandemic has pushed users toward alt news sources that are now spreading pro-Kremlin disinformation.  
Australia is on the cusp of voting for a constitutional referendum that would create a representative body for the Aboriginal Australians, but a lack of official information is creating space for hate speech and conspiracy theories.
The IEP'S 2022 Global Terrorism Index found that Sub-Saharan Africa has emerged as a global epicentre of terrorism, while deaths from terrorism have dropped globally.
Featured research from across our work

In this multi-platform study, ISD finds the links between networks of Islamic State and other Salafi-jihadist propagators, and their deliberate buildout of self-branded news ops.
This study provides an overview of the key communities which were actively spreading mis- and disinformation on social media ahead of the 2022 French elections.
This report focusses on online spaces used by disinformation actors as they move away from mainstream platforms, and outlines the barriers to mitigating the harmful activity.

An overview of extremist narratives, movements & actors, produced with support from Microsoft.
The “manosphere” is an umbrella term that refers to a number of interconnected misogynistic communities. This ISD Explainer explores the more extreme and divisive proponents of these online communities.
The Great Replacement conspiracy theory claims that Western and majority white countries are under threat from immigration and birth rates. It has inspired multiple terror attacks including the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings.
A decentralised, Satanist, neo-Nazi organization that has spread and become increasingly influential among accelerationist neo-Nazi groups in recent years.