December 7, 2023 | CNN
ISD’s Head of Threat Analysis and Prevention, Katherine Keneally, spoke to CNN about the rise in threats to public officials and the challenges in prosecuting them.
December 7, 2023 | CNN
ISD’s Head of Threat Analysis and Prevention, Katherine Keneally, spoke to CNN about the rise in threats to public officials and the challenges in prosecuting them.
November 30, 2023 | NYT
New York Times features "Deny, Deceive, Delay Vol 3", showing COP28 negotiations under threat from climate mis- and disinformation.
November 24, 2023 | USA Today
ISD's Jared Holt talks to USA Today about the release of new footage from the 2021 US Capitol riot and how it may provide additional context to clarify conspiracies around the attack.
November 24, 2023 | Irish Examiner
ISD Senior Analyst Aoife Gallagher spoke to the Irish Examiner about the anti-immigrant riots taking place in Dublin and explained how although shocking, they were predictable.
November 23, 2023 | NYT
ISD’s Head of Threat Analysis and Prevention, Katherine Keneally, spoke to the New York Times about the recent release of thousands of hours of Capitol security footage from January 6.
November 22, 2023 | Newtral
Spanish fact-checking outlet Newtral covers ISD's analysis of wellness influencers and their shift from anti-vaccine content to climate denial topics.
November 21, 2023 | Irish Times
ISD’s recent reports ‘Uisce Faoi Thalamh: An Investigation into the Online Mis- and Disinformation Ecosystem in Ireland’ were featured in the Irish Times.
November 21, 2023 | CNN
ISD’s Moustafa Ayad talks to CNN about the social phenomenon behind "Letter for America," a two-decade-old letter by Osama bin Laden that recently became a social media trend in light of the Israel-Hamas conflict.
November 17, 2023 | NBC News
ISD’s Isabelle Frances-Wright speaks to NBC Nightly News about how Osama bin Laden’s “Letter to America” became popular on TikTok in the span of 48 hours and how social media platforms responded too late.
November 16, 2023 | iNews
ISD's Jacob Davey spoke to iNews about extremists groups' varying reactions to the conflict between Israel and Hamas, describing it as a "field day."
November 15, 2023 | ABC News
ISD’s research on the Israel-Hamas conflict was featured in ABC News along with commentary from ISD’s Executive Director at ISD for Africa, the Middle East and Africa (AMEA) Moustafa Ayad.
November 15, 2023 | NYT
ISD's Head of Technology and Society, Isabelle Frances-Wright, spoke with the NYT about the complications around the extensive use of AI in Argentina's elections.
November 9, 2023 | AP News
Ahead of the court date, ISD's Katherine Keneally spoke to AP News about how the attack is an example of the increasing rise in online hate and conspiracies and how these can influence political violence.
November 8, 2023 | Cosmopolitan
ISD's Cécile Simmons shares her own experience falling for wellness misinformation with Cosmopolitan in an op-ed.
November 5, 2023 | CBS News
ISD's Hannah Rose speaks to CBS' Face the Nation about our investigations on the rise of online antisemitism and anti-Muslim hate speech following Hamas' terrorist attack.
November 3, 2023 | NYT
Our investigation on Russia, China and Iran's role in the information war surrounding the Israel-Hamas conflict features in the New York Times.
October 31, 2023 | Euronews
Euronews covers ISD's investigation on the rise in online antisemitism on both mainstream and fringe social media platforms following Hamas’ terrorist attack on 7 October.
October 25, 2023 | Euronews
Euronews covers our recent ISD investigation on China, Russia, and Iran's exploitation of the current information chaos surrounding the Israel-Hamas conflict in order to further their geopolitical agendas.
October 18, 2023 | NYT
Our study on the accessibility of graphic and violent material by accounts set up as minors on Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok is covered by the New York Times.
October 18, 2023 | NYT
ISD analysts found that in one 24-hour period, a sample of pro-Hamas posts reached over 16M views on X despite the majority violating the platform's policies.
October 17, 2023 | Le Figaro
Moustafa Ayad, ISD's Executive Director of Africa, the Middle East and Asia, spoke to French newspaper Le Figaro about the differences between Hamas and Islamic State.
October 16, 2023 | POLITICO
In light of recent pro-Palestine protests, POLITICO features our Explainer on far-left antisemitism, explaining how there has been a long history of conflating Jews, Zionism and Israel among political circles.
October 15, 2023 | NPR
ISD's Jennie King spoke to NPR about the targeting of climate solutions, specifically as seen in the trajectory of the 15-minute city urban planning model.
October 10, 2023 | NPR
ISD's Executive Director for Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Moustafa Ayad, spoke to NPR about the dangers in unverified sources being left to gain traction freely online in the middle of an information void.
October 9, 2023 | Newtral
In reporting the latest effort against terrorist and violent extremist content on TikTok, Spanish outlet Newtral cites an ISD investigation on terrorist glorification content and the continued failures by the platform in mitigating these threats.
September 16, 2023 | RNZ
ISD’s Julia Ebner spoke to RNZ about how extremist ideas and conspiracy mentalities are becoming mainstream and what is causing it.
September 13, 2023 | NDR
ISD Germany's Executive Director, Huberta von Voss, and extremism expert Julia Ebner feature in a special broadcast discussing freedom of the press, the far right and conspiracy theories.
September 12, 2023 | The Irish Examiner
ISD's Ciarán O'Connor writes an opinion piece for the Irish Examiner on the recent shift among anti-LGBTQ+ protestors towards schools and educators in light of a rollout of the updated relationship and sexuality education (RSE) curriculum.
September 8, 2023 | BBC Newsnight
Julia joins BBC Newsnight to speak about the UK's prison system and counter-terrorism strategy in light of the Wandsworth prison escape of Daniel Khalife.
September 7, 2023 | GNET
In this article for GNET's miniseries on conspiracy theories, ISD Analyst Hannah Rose outlines the commonalities and gaps in policy approaches to combatting violent conspiracy theory networks and offers recommendations on how to strengthen social media and government approaches.
September 7, 2023 | Sky News
ISD Senior Research Manager Katherine Keneally speaks to Sky News about the evolution of the Proud Boys before and after the January 6 insurrection.
September 6, 2023 | GNET
In this article for GNET's miniseries on conspiracy theories, ISD Senior Analyst Elise Thomas outlines the key elements of violent conspiracy theories – culture, community and narratives.
September 6, 2023 | Financial Times
ISD’s Aoife Gallagher and Julia Ebner spoke to the Financial Times about how digital currencies and cashless societies are discussed within conspiratorial communities.
September 6, 2023 | Sky News
ISD’s Senior Research Manager Jared Holt spoke to Sky News about the state of extremism in the United States following the sentencing of the Proud Boys' leader, Enrique Tarrio.
September 5, 2023 | GNET
In the second article for GNET's miniseries on conspiracy theories, ISD's Milo Comerford focuses on the diverse violent outcomes of conspiracy beliefs.
September 4, 2023 | GNET
In the first article of GNET's mini series on conspiracies, Jakob Guhl explains why and when conspiracy beliefs lead to violence.
September 4, 2023 | NPR
ISD’s senior researcher Jared Holt spoke to NPR about the country song ‘Rich Men North of Richmond’ and the far-right figures attaching themselves to it.
September 2, 2023 | BBC
ISD’s Katherine Keneally spoke to the BBC about the recent sentencing of members of the Proud Boys related to their activities on January 6, noting that while this is an important step in accountability, more needs to be done.
September 1, 2023 | CNN
ISD’s recent dispatch on content glorifying the Wagner Group circulating on Meta platforms featured on CNN, Euronews, Foreign Policy, and the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
September 1, 2023 | Bloomberg
Following recent wildfires in Hawaii, social media has been awash with climate denial and conspiracy theories. ISD's Head of Climate Research and Policy, Jennie King, talks to Bloomberg about how this fits into wider trends of wildfire misinformation.
August 30, 2023 | NYT
ISD’s Jennie King spoke to the NYT about the proliferation of conspiracy theories following this summer's natural disasters.
August 25, 2023 | El Mundo
ISD’s Head of Climate Research and Policy, Jennie King, features in El Mundo commenting on the build out of COVID-19 conspiracists into the world of climate conspiracy and misinformation.
August 23, 2023 | USA Today
ISD’s Jared Holt spoke to USA Today about a recent anti-LGBTQ+ shooting in Lake Arrowhead, California, and the reactions to it, or lack thereof, across far-right channels.
August 22, 2023 | The Hill
ISD's Katherine Keneally spoke to The Hill about the rise in threats against public officials and how this is likely to increase in the lead up to the 2024 presidential elections.
August 20, 2023 | Euronews
ISD’s Head of Climate Research and Policy, Jennie King, speaks to Euronews about the weaponisation of the climate crisis and how it has become central for the so-called ‘culture wars’ in UK politics.
August 18, 2023 | CNN
ISD’s Jared Holt comments on new CNN evidence placing Trump’s lawyer Kenneth Chesebro at the Insurrection riots following Alex Jones around the Capitol grounds.
August 15, 2023 | WIRED
ISD CEO Sasha Havlicek spoke with WIRED about the backlash of abusive tweets ISD received for our findings on antisemitic content on Twitter following Elon Musk's takeover of the platform.
August 11, 2023 | Rolling Stone
Jared Holt spoke to Rolling Stone about homesteading content creator Wranglerstar and his switch to more extreme content, pushing back on the repeated excuses with which creators attempt to deflect blame.
August 11, 2023 | NPR
ISD’s Katherine Keneally speaks to NPR about the current threat landscape in the US following the death of a Utah man who was being arrested by FBI agents.
August 2, 2023 | NBC News
NBC News references our research findings on anti-LGBTQ+ discourse in the US and how it is being replicated in countries around the world.
July 31, 2023 | The Guardian
ISD Senior Resident Research Fellow Julia Ebner wrote an op-ed for The Guardian about how conspiracy thinking has seeped into the mainstream and what Western democracies can do to push back.
July 30, 2023 | NYT
ISD’s Jacob Davey was interviewed by The New York Times about how pro-Kremlin actors are using video game platforms to reach vulnerable young audiences.
July 29, 2023 | The Times
ISD’s Senior Resident Research Fellow Julia Ebner was interviewed by The Times about her research career and her latest book on the mainstreaming of extremist ideologies.
July 25, 2023 | 20 Minutes
ISD's Cécile Simmons spoke to 20 Minutes about the anti-feminist tones of the tradwife movement, how it's gone under the radar, and the internationalisation of it all.
July 24, 2023 | The Forward
ISD’s research on the rise of antisemitic content on Twitter since Elon Musk’s acquisition was featured in an article by the Forward on Twitter's rebranding as “X”.
July 21, 2023 | VICE
ISD’s Ciarán O’Connor features in VICE speaking about the Irish ‘Think Local Festival’ that was cancelled after its organisers were exposed as being behind recent high-profile anti-LGBTQ+ protests.
July 18, 2023 | CNN
ISD’s Jennie King spoke to CNN about the implications of UAE hosting COP28.
July 14, 2023 | El País
Julia Ebner speaks to El País's Jordi Pérez Colomé about gateways into extremist ideology, technology's role in mainstreaming extremism and her new book Going Mainstream: How Extremists are Taking Over.
July 13, 2023 | NPR
ISD’s Aoife Gallagher speaks to NPR about Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s 2024 presidential campaign and how he rose in popularity because of the COVID-19 anti-vaccine movement.
July 11, 2023 | Deutsche Welle
ISD’s Head of Climate Research, Jennie King, featured in Deutsche Welle talking about what makes climate mis- and disinformation thrive on social media platforms, and what solutions tech companies should and should not adopt.
July 10, 2023 | WaPo
ISD’s Explainer on memes and the extreme right-wing features in the Washington Post explaining the rise of the alt-right and how it fits into Twitter since Elon Musk’s takeover.
July 9, 2023 |
ISD’s Head of Research, Melanie Smith, speaks to The Guardian about right-wing figures signing up for Threads, Meta's "kinder" alternative to Twitter.
July 2, 2023 | The Daily Beast
In an op-ed for the Daily Beast, ISD’s Jared Holt reflects on the Republican presidential hopefuls that attended the recent Moms for Liberty summit in Philadelphia, a group that was recently designated as 'extremist' by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
July 1, 2023 | Abendblatt
ISD's Julia Smirnova features in the German daily Hamburger Abendblatt commenting on an ISD investigation that uncovered the latest network linked to EU-banned Russian State media outlet Sputnik.
June 30, 2023 | BBC
ISD's Jennie King speaks with the BBC on their recent investigation on TikTok's content removal policy relating to videos climate mis- and disinformation.
June 29, 2023 | The JC
ISD’s Senior Research Fellow, Julia Ebner, writes an op-ed for the JC about what she observed during her undercover investigation among online extremist and conspiracist groups in the process of writing her latest book ‘Going Mainstream: How Extremists are Taking Over.’
June 28, 2023 | The Atlantic
ISD Senior Research Manager, Jared Holt, spoke to the Atlantic about how Telegram became central to follow developments on Russian ground, most recently, Yevgeny Prigozhin's revolt.
June 23, 2023 | ABC, NBC, more
Our investigation on anti-drag mobilisation, A Year of Hate, received extensive coverage from various US and international outlets.
June 22, 2023 | The Guardian
ISD’s Tim Squirrell wrote an op-ed for The Guardian about the increase in protests and threats against all-ages drag shows in the UK and its connections to the anti-LGBTQ+ narratives and actions in the US.
June 14, 2023 | The Narwhal
ISD’s Jennie King speaks to The Narwhal about climate misinformation surrounding Canada’s wildfires and its alignment with broader global dis- and misinformation trends.
June 13, 2023 | NPR
ISD’S Jared Holt speaks to NPR, BBC, The Daily Beast, and USA Today about ISD online monitoring ahead of Trump’s arraignment this Tuesday at a Miami courthouse.
June 9, 2023 | Charlie Hebdo
ISD Research Manager Cécile Simmons features in French publication Charlie Hebdo commenting on how a recently launched dating website in France is another avenue for the far-right into "public space."
June 8, 2023 | WaPo
ISD's Jared Holt tells the Washington Post that Donald Trump has sold himself to supporters as a vehicle for dissent against US political systems and explained how in the process extremists have been able to merge with mainstream audiences.
June 6, 2023 | VICE News
ISD's Tim Squirrell features in VICE News commenting on the results of a recent poll on over 1,200 young people in the UK, surveying their views on Andrew Tate.
May 29, 2023 | Rappler
ISD's Jennie King features in Rappler commenting on how protests and conspiracy theories in the English town of Oxford spread globally, and what this case study tells us about broader misinformation attacks on the climate agenda.
May 28, 2023 | The Hill
ISD's CEO, Sasha Havlicek, writes an op-ed for The Hill about mutual distrust towards tech platforms across the US political aisle and three ways this can be addressed.
May 28, 2023 | Tagesschau
Resident Senior Fellow Rashad Ali speaks to Tagesschau about Turkey’s recent elections, and why disinformation narratives from both the ruling party and the opposition had little domestic impact.
May 27, 2023 | CNN
ISD's Head of Climate Research and Policy, Jennie King, speaks to CNN about why conspiracists are increasingly targeting meteorologists and climate institutions around the world.
May 22, 2023 |
ISD’s Ciarán O'Connor features on RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland speaking about how international right-wing extremists have capitalised on local protests against accommodations for asylum seekers in Clare, a Western Irish town.
May 19, 2023 | Irish Examiner
ISD’s Tim Squirrell speaks to The Irish Examiner about the rise of anti-feminist social media influencers and ‘Red Pill’ online content among young men.
May 9, 2023 | Axios
ISD Senior Research Manager Jared Holt spoke to Axios about US political extremists and their overlap with Russian social media platforms.
May 9, 2023 | GNET
ISD Senior Manager for Policy & Research, Jakob Guhl, contributes to the Global Network on Extremism and Technology's (GNET) mini series on Christian Nationalism.
May 5, 2023 | USA Today
ISD's Katherine Keneally speaks to USA Today about the conviction of the Proud Boys' Henry "Enrique" Tarrio and three other co-defendents for seditious conspiracy charges relating to the insurrection.
May 4, 2023 | TIME
ISD Senior OSINT Analyst Elise Thomas features in TIME commenting on the case of Jack Teixeira, the US Air National Guardsman that leaked classified military documents through online forums last month.
May 1, 2023 | Newsweek
ISD researchers Aoife Gallagher and Clara Martiny feature in Newsweek's profile on anti-vaxx Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as he challenges president Joe Biden for the nomination.
April 25, 2023 | Newsweek
ISD and CASM Technology research on the rise in antisemitic content on Twitter since Elon Musk's takeover featured in an article for Newsweek.
April 15, 2023 | USA Today
USA Today draws on ISD's research on right-wing extremism among gamers on Discord.
April 13, 2023 | TIME
ISD's Head of Elections and Digital Integrity, Jiore Craig, spoke to TIME about the disconnect being seen across countries regarding TikTok.
April 12, 2023 | WIRED
ISD's Ciaran O'Connor offers insights to WIRED on the case of Micha Kat, a Dutch national recently jailed on charges of sedition after orchestrating a QAnon-related campaign.
April 6, 2023 | Sky News
ISD's Tim Squirrell spoke to Sky News in aid of an investigation which found that Andrew Tate is being pushed on to the social media feeds of young boys by algorithms.
April 4, 2023 | BBC
ISD's Moustafa Ayad teamed up with the BBC to look into Yala News, a UK-registered media company that appears to be spreading video versions of Russian-state propaganda.
April 3, 2023 | CNN
ISD's Katherine Keneally spoke to CNN about one of the narratives dissuading pro-Trump supporters to react on the former president's behalf ahead of his arraignment.
April 2, 2023 | NPR
ISD's Ciarán O'Connor shares insights with NPR on the spread of conspiracies about eating bugs that has become increasingly prevalent on social media in recent months.
April 1, 2023 | NPR, NBC
ISD's Jared Holt features in NPR and NBC News commenting on how the indictment news has been received, mostly unenthusiastically, among pro-Trump communities online.
April 1, 2023 | BBC Today
ISD's Jiore Craig is a guest on the BBC's Today Programme speaking on Elon Musk's new policy regarding Twitter's blue check marks.
March 30, 2023 | The Journal
ISD's Aoife Gallagher spoke to the Journal about the tactics of Irish anti-immigration activists, including their focus on spreading unverified and often false stories about crimes committed by migrants.
March 28, 2023 | NYT
ISD's Explainer on the narratives fuelling so-called 'climate lockdowns' is featured in the New York Times, along with commentary by our Head of Climate Research & Policy, Jennie King.
March 26, 2023 | BBC
ISD's Tim Squirrell contributed to a BBC article discussing a Welsh town's pushback against the influence of white nationalist group Patriotic Alternative.
March 22, 2023 | VICE News
ISD's Tim Squirrell gave comment to VICE about a new study of 'incel exit' communities.
March 21, 2023 | VICE News
ISD's Tim Squirrell and Ciarán O'Connor spoke to VICE News about the little that has changed regarding incel content on TikTok in the last two years, and just how easy it is for users to come across this content.
March 20, 2023 | WaPo
ISD partnered with the Washington Post for exclusive coverage of our new research paper, produced with CASM Technology, on the dramatic rise in antisemitism content on Twitter relating to Elon Musk's takeover.
March 16, 2023 | VICE News
ISD's rapid investigation on terrorist content on TikTok, done in light of the 4-year anniversary of Christchurch massacre, is covered by VICE News.
March 15, 2023 | TG4
In this documentary for TG4, ISD's Ciarán O'Connor provides commentary and research insights into the rise of the anti-immigration movement in Ireland.
March 6, 2023 | BBC
A new investigation by the BBC features research by ISD and CASM Technology analysing the impacts of Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter on abuse and harassment on the platform.
March 2, 2023 | Bloomberg
ISD's Milo Comerford features in Bloomberg discussing how local opposition to '15-minute' cities in Oxford (UK) has been weaponised by extremists movements, building on the “architectures” of anti-government activism.
February 27, 2023 | CNN
ISD's Jennie King spoke to CNN about the origin of the 15-minute city conspiracy and why it's causing such an uproar on social media.
February 24, 2023 | Euronews Green
ISD’s recent Dispatch on alt- and mainstream media climate activism headlines is covered extensively by Euronews Green.
February 24, 2023 | VICE News
ISD's Tim Squirrell features in VICE News speaking on the phenomenon around Andrew Tate and his popularity among boys and young men.
February 23, 2023 | Sky News
ISD's Tim Squirrell features in Sky News commenting on findings from Meta's quarterly adversarial threat report.
February 23, 2023 | ABC News
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.
February 21, 2023 | ARD
ISD's Julia Smirnova comments on Putin's annual address to the nation to German broadcaster ARD.
February 17, 2023 | Popular Science
ISD Senior Research Manager Jared Holt argues against recent media coverage and mainstream discussion on AI chatbots missing the mark on the larger issues at play and the risk involved with the way these products were being rolled out to the public.
February 12, 2023 | The Guardian
ISD's Tim Squirrell spoke to The Guardian about how Andrew Tate-style misogyny is "falling through the cracks" of current UK counter-extremism policy.
February 10, 2023 | Irish Examiner
ISD's analysis of trending anti-migrant TikTok videos in Ireland is covered by the Irish Examiner and Irish broadcaster RTÉ during Prime Time.
February 9, 2023 | NHK
ISD's Kevin D. Reyes features in NHK's coverage on US political violence speaking on ISD's quick mobilization in tracking Paul Pelosi's alleged attackers digital footprint, and what it revealed about his views.
February 9, 2023 | CSM
ISD's Anthony DeAngelo comments on the greater issue behind the Hunter Biden laptop conspiracy.
February 6, 2023 | The Hill
It's in the interest of both parties to be “looking for ways to ensure full trust and faith in the internet’s public square,” said ISD's Anthony DeAngelo.
February 1, 2023 | VICE
Report co-author Tim Squirrell features in VICE News speaking about the findings of a recent ISD investigation on the incel Wiki page.
January 30, 2023 | AFP
ISD's Zoé Fourel features in an article for French international news agency AFP discussing cartoon videos part of a Russian propaganda operation targeting African audiences.
January 28, 2023 | NYT
ISD's Jared Holt spoke to the New York Times about former President Donald Trump's social media behaviour on Truth Social in the wake of Meta's announcement that they'd soon be reinstating his accounts.
January 23, 2023 | New Statesman
ISD's Milo Comerford features in the New Statesman speaking about the 'manosphere', misogyny and how online culture has prompted figures like recently arrested Andrew Tate to gain prominence.
January 21, 2023 | NPR
ISD's Jared Holt spoke with NPR about the alarmist surge in online rhetoric defending gas stoves following comments on health concerns by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
January 19, 2023 | Virgin News
ISD's Aoife Gallagher joined Virgin Media News' show The Group Chat, talking about the anti-asylum seeker protests that have been taking place across Ireland.
January 19, 2023 | AP
ISD's Jennie King spoke to AP News about the state of climate mis- and disinformation online in the months surrounding the UN Climate Conference in Egypt.
January 17, 2023 | Framasoft
Framasoft, the non-profit developer of PeerTube, responds to ISD Germany's study mapping right-wing extremist use of their software, a decentralised alternative to YouTube.
January 17, 2023 | VICE News
ISD's Tim Squirrell spoke to VICE World News about the context behind schoolchildren mimicking a gesture made by misogynist influencer Andrew Tate.
January 16, 2023 | Podcast
ISD's Jennie King speaks with Ed Miliband about the evolving climate mis- and disinformation trends and the direct threat this poses to climate action in 2023.
January 14, 2023 | The Irish Times
ISD researchers Ciarán O'Connor and Aoife Gallagher wrote an op-ed for the Irish Times focussing on asylum-seeker protests in Ireland, and how language and grievances are being weaponised against immigrants.
January 12, 2023 | Audible
Investigative Technology Journalist Janhoi McGregor enlisted ISD Senior Analyst Ciarán O'Connor for an investigation on the Squid Game crypto scam.
January 11, 2023 | The Guardian
ISD's Tim Squirrell spoke to the Guardian about the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on extremism, hate and conspiracy, for an article exploring how the pandemic became a gateway to extreme views for so many.
January 9, 2023 | Bloomberg
ISD's Jiore Craig spoke to Bloomberg about the role of social media monitoring, or lack of, in the amplification of dangerous fraud theories in international elections.
January 6, 2023 | USA Today
ISD Senior Research Manager Jared Holt spoke to USA Today about the state of extremism in the US on the two-year anniversary of the Capitol riot.
January 2, 2023 | USA Today
In the world's current political climate, men dressing as women is the latest controversy to lead to heavy polarization.
December 30, 2022 | BBC
ISD's Tim Squirrell and Jacob Davey feature in the BBC speaking on the increase in online extremism that has gone hand-in-hand with the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 29, 2022 | WaPo
ISD's Moustafa Ayad comments on the influx of far-right groups and influencers attempting 'to justify the mass shooting' on social media following the attack at Club Q.
December 28, 2022 | Balkan Insight
ISD's Simeon Dukić spoke to the Balkan Insight about how Salafi-jihadist groups are changing their online propaganda tactics to target Albanian speakers in North Macedonia.
December 22, 2022 | Grid News
Jakob Guh spoke to GRID about the interplay between QAnon and Reichsbürger narratives in Germany.
December 22, 2022 | Arete News
ISD's Francesca Arcostanzo features in Arete News speaking about our award-winning tool BEAM and how its been used to monitor major events around the world.
December 20, 2022 | The Guardian
Elise Thomas spoke to The Guardian about the 'cover-up' conspiracies that began to emerge online in the days following the deadly police shoot-out in Australia.
December 19, 2022 | Yahoo News
Yahoo News covered ISD's findings on how major e-commerce sites facilitate and profit from the sale of products promoting hate and extremism.
December 14, 2022 | Metro Weekly
ISD's Clara Martiny comments on the Colorado shooter's pronoun choice could be a way of further "marginalizing" and "dehumanizing" the LGBTQ community.
December 13, 2022 | NBC News
ISD's Jared Holt spoke with NBC News about the "immediate" scepticism he felt when he heard the suspect behind the Colorado shooting at an LGBTQ club had identified as nonbinary.
December 12, 2022 | VICE News
Jakob Guhl explains the plot to overthrow the German government, and its links to the QAnon conspiracy theory.
December 11, 2022 | The Journal
Researchers Aoife Gallagher and Clara Martiny's recent Dispatch on conspiracy communities using predictable tactics to spread falsehoods about RSV features in The Journal.
December 9, 2022 | The 19th
ISD's latest investigation on the 2022 US midterms found that TikTok and Instagram were prompting abusive hashtags to users searching for female political candidates.
December 9, 2022 | Reuters
ISD's Jakob Guhl provided commentary to Reuters on last week's Reichsbürger raid that led to the arrest of 25 suspects on alleged plans to overthrow the German government.
December 8, 2022 | Newsweek
ISD Research Manager Jakob Guhl provided some context to Newsweek in their investigation on the Reichsbürger group's connections to Russia.
December 4, 2022 | Euronews
ISD's Tim Squirrell and Milo Comerford spoke to Euronews about the response of the far-right to census data indicating that Christianity is no longer the majority religion in the UK.
December 4, 2022 | Insider
ISD's Aoife Gallagher spoke to Insider about conspiratorial communities' fixation on celebrities, the recent blending of theories, and recurring themes.
November 30, 2022 | WaPo
The Washington Post drew on ISD research to analyse the evolution of online extremism under Elon Musk's Twitter takeover.
November 30, 2022 | i News
ISD's Tim Squirrell spoke to i News about incels, the signs an individual might exhibit when being drawn into this subculture, and how concerned family and loved ones can help bring them out again.
November 27, 2022 | Franceinfo
ISD's Zoé Fourel speaks to Franceinfo on the infiltration of "Collectif Nemisis" in the November Nous toutes demonstration, a protest that convenes once a year to denounce sexist and sexual violence.
November 21, 2022 | Euro News
ISD's Jennie King shares with Euro News some worrying observations about climate mis- and disinformation on Twitter since Elon Musk's takeover.
November 21, 2022 | Axios
ISD's Senior Research Manager Jared Holt spoke with Axios about how denialism narratives played out during the US midterms earlier this month.
November 21, 2022 | Mother Jones
ISD's Aoife Gallagher spoke to Mother Jones about the latest pivot from the anti-vaccine and COVID-denial community in the US.
November 16, 2022 | Yahoo News
ISD's Jiore Craig spoke to Yahoo News about the importance of keeping watch over election denialism trends.
November 11, 2022 | MIT
Analyst's Ciarán O'Connor and Elise Thomas feature in MIT's Technology Review discussing Twitter’s potential collapse, and the implications for digital and human history.
November 11, 2022 | iNews
ISD's Anthony DeAngelo features in UK's iNews speaking on the 2022 primaries, the impact of election deniers and what to expected for 2024.
November 11, 2022 | MSNBC
MSNBC draws on ISD's report on how Amazon searches can steer users toward racist and other extremist material.
November 9, 2022 | Bloomberg
ISD's Jiore Craig joined Bloomberg's Emily Chang to discuss the 'long game' for election deniers, combatting mis- and disinformation, and the future of Twitter.
November 9, 2022 | POLITICO
ISD provided research and commentary to POLITICO on local election fraud narratives that were spreading ahead of the US midterms.
November 6, 2022 | POLITICO
ISD's Jennie King told POLITICO that the far right's focus this year has been "turbo charged" by the energy crisis, 'which populists have wrongly argued is the fault of green policy.'
November 6, 2022 | BBC
BBC's Disinformation and Social Media Correspondent Marianna Spring led an investigation across major social media platforms under 5 personas meant to represent a voter on the US political spectrum.
November 5, 2022 | NYT
ISD's Jiore Craig spoke to the NYT about the state of play on YouTube, and how misinformation often goes undetected on the platform due to its video-first nature and lack of resourcing by tech giants.
November 4, 2022 | WaPo
ISD's Katherine Keneally spoke to the Washington Post about how the recent cuts to Twitter's workforce may impact the US elections this week.
November 1, 2022 | NYT
ISD's Jared Holt spoke with the NYT about the influence of Truth Social among alt spaces, and how Trump's messaging still manages to reach the mainstream.
November 1, 2022 | BBC One
Sasha speaks to BBC Panorama about the belief that victims of terror attacks are lying about their experiences and the people promoting these conspiracies.
November 1, 2022 | AP News
ISD Senior Research Manager Jared Holt features in the Associated Press speaking about Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter.
November 1, 2022 | PBS
Jared Holt joined "Chicago Tonight" to provide insights and context to the Chicago Police Department's decision not to dismiss an officer that lied to investigators about his connection to the Proud Boys.
October 29, 2022 | Bloomberg
ISD's Katherine Keneally joins Bloomberg's 'Sound On' speaking about what Musk's supporters are expecting with the new transfer of power, algorithmic transparency and what could happen if Trump's account is reinstated.
October 28, 2022 | CNN
ISD's Jiore Craig spoke to CNN about the "extreme actions" being seen around the US, the threat among domestic actors and the future of Twitter with Elon Musk.
October 27, 2022 | National Journal
ISD's Jared Holt spoke to National Journal about Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter, telling the outlet that Musk's stated vision is likely to worsen hate and misinformation on the platform.
October 26, 2022 | AXIOS
ISD’s Jiore Craig features in Axios speaking on past election misinformation issues and how platforms continue to fail to address the issues.
October 24, 2022 | Libération
In an op-ed, ISD's Cécile Simmons writes about the narratives surrounding climate denial- and delayism, focusing on our ongoing climate monitoring & research ahead of COP27.
October 24, 2022 | TIME
ISD’s Jiore Craig features in TIME speaking about the surge in poll watchers since the ‘Stop the Steal’ movement first began.
October 24, 2022 | Bloomberg
ISD's Melanie Smith spoke with journalist Parmy Olson for Bloomberg about Facebook and Meta's role in the spread of election misinfo ahead of the US midterms.
October 24, 2022 | Interferenzen
ISD's Julia Smirnova discusses the relationship between the far right and the conspiracy ideology scene in Germany, and among Russian state propaganda.
October 23, 2022 | The Guardian
ISD's Jared Holt spoke with the Guardian about the open-ness in which the far-right has publicised some of their more extreme views.
October 20, 2022 | NYT
ISD's Jared Holt spoke to The New York Times about the challenges of confronting misinformation online as content moves across platforms.
October 18, 2022 | Axios
ISD shared with Axios our upcoming report focusing on the 100 days since the US Supreme Court decision that overturned the right to abortion access.
October 17, 2022 | The Daily Beast
Some Trump fans are already accusing Democrats of voter fraud and are calling for a rise in poll watchers.
October 14, 2022 | Next Inpact
Analyst Zoé Fourel spoke with Next Inpact on ISD France's findings regarding inauthentic online behaviour linked to the campaign of far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour.
October 13, 2022 | Christian Science Monitor
ISD's Anthony DeAngelo spoke with the Christian Science Monitor about the greater role of the January 6th committee on extremists groups.
October 12, 2022 | Salon
ISD's Tim Squirrell features in Salon commenting on a recent study on incels that surveyed a sample pool of men that were experiencing unwanted celibacy, but not necessarily identifying with the movement or the term.
October 11, 2022 | The Daily Beast
ISD's Jared Holt is a guest on The Daily Beast's Fever Dreams podcast discussing our latest report on the eight trends to watch for among election denialists in the lead up to the midterms.
October 8, 2022 | Irish Examiner
ISD's Ciarán O'Connor wrote an op-ed for the Irish Examiner analysing Elon Musk's and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's "master" use of social media.
October 8, 2022 | The Daily Beast
Tudor Dixon, who had her own show on Real America News where she often pushed conspiracy theories, is looking to unseat Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
October 7, 2022 | VICE News
ISD's Jordan Wildon spoke to VICE about our report on Russian state-media workarounds to circumvent the EU ban.
October 4, 2022 | Yahoo News
ISD's Executive Director for AMEA, Moustafa Ayad, speaks to Yahoo News about FB's autogenerate feature and how it works in favor of Islamist extremists.
October 4, 2022 | USA Today
Extremism expert Jared Holt discussed the stakes of the court case against the militia group and the federal government with USA Today.
October 3, 2022 | Tortoise
ISD's Tim Squirrell spoke to Nicky Woolf for Tortoise's Slow News podcast, discussing the rise of manosphere influencer Andrew Tate.
September 29, 2022 | USA TODAY
ISD's Jared Holt speaks to USA TODAY and Insider about Trump's loyal QAnon supporters.
September 29, 2022 | VICE News
Senior Research Manager Jared Holt features in VICE News' article about Trump's recent activity endorsing the QAnon community.
September 27, 2022 | GNET
In an article for GNET, ISD's Moustafa Ayad writes about Middle Eastern Nazis, the lack of research into the modern digital networks, and ISD's work in the field.
September 23, 2022 | Le Monde
ISD's Cécile Simmons writes for Le Monde about the circulation of US-adapted voter fraud narratives in fringe communities on social media during the 2022 French elections.
September 23, 2022 | Washington Post
ISD’s Jared Holt spoke to the Washington Post about the latest Donald Trump and QAnon crossover: an innocuous stock music song that's become a common theme for QAnon and the Trump campaign.
September 22, 2022 | La Republicca
ISD's investigation into 500 pro-Kremlin Twitter accounts ahead of the Italian elections was shared in major Italian newspapers like La Republicca, La Stampa, Il Secolo XIX and various sites under the GEDI publishing group.
September 21, 2022 | Axios
ISD Senior Research Manager Jared Holt speaks with Axios about why despite decline among "some demographics," Meta's powers and influence will persist.
September 21, 2022 | Tampa Bay Times
ISD Senior Manager Jared Holt speaks with the Tampa Bay Times about Gionet's role in "radicalizing followers with his lively, clownish delivery."
September 14, 2022 | Grid News
ISD’s Head of Digital Integrity, Jiore Craig, features in this article for Grid News commenting on the evolution of election misinformation in modern political campaigns.
September 14, 2022 | ABC
Senior OSINT Analyst Elise Thomas spoke to ABC about how Amazon is once again failing to stop the amplification of these extremist books on their platform.
September 13, 2022 | NDR
ISD's Christian Schwieter features in this documentary speaking about the extent and dangers relating to alternative media spaces.
September 13, 2022 | DW
DW draws on ISD findings over Hungary's role in a 'global network' against sexual and reproductive rights.
September 12, 2022 | Irish Examiner
ISD's Ciarán O'Connor writes an op-ed for the Irish Examiner about the case of Enoch Burke and how national and international media might be playing into the hands of extremist groups.
September 12, 2022 | POLITICO
POLITICO's investigation into the online pro-Ukraine collective NAFO features ISD research.
September 12, 2022 | DW
ISD's Julia Smirnova features in DW speaking on the concerns around Russian influence operations exploiting fears and sowing social unrest in Germany.
September 10, 2022 | TheJournal.ie
ISD's Aoife Gallagher wrote an op-ed about the mainstreaming of anti-trans rhetoric, its inherent roots in far-right ideology and why science isn't on their side.
September 10, 2022 | ZDF
In a new documentary, Julia Ebner analyses the counter-terrorism failures and outcomes of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games attacks.
September 8, 2022 | The Daily Beast
In a guest column for The Daily Beast, ISD's Jared Holt argues that granting plausible deniability to Donald Trump over his promotion of QAnon content is an error.
September 7, 2022 | Newsweek
Newsweek has featured findings from Moustafa Ayad's research published in Propaganda Primping: The ‘Kremlinistas’ of Twitter.
September 4, 2022 | ABC News
ABC News' host Martha Raddatz asked White House adviser Keisha Lance Bottoms about ISD's recent findings following Biden's primetime speech on "MAGA's" threat to democracy.
September 4, 2022 | CBS
Jared Holt was interviewed by CBS's Face the Nation, discussing the role of the Internet as an "accelerator and a multiplier" in spreading extremist content.
September 4, 2022 | AFP
ISD Senior Analyst Jared Holt speaks with French news agency AFP about Trump's limited reach in pushing conspiracies nowadays.
August 31, 2022 | VICE
ISD's Tim Squirrell spoke to VICE World News about the anti-LGBTQ+ campaign that has followed a tour of drag queen readings to children in public libraries across the UK.
August 26, 2022 | DW
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.
August 26, 2022 | The Standard
The Standard has cited ISD research in their reporting on Kenya's information landscape and the potential danger posed by large social media platforms.
August 26, 2022 | Insider
Insider has used ISD research to report on the surge of homophobic rhetoric online since the WHO declared monkeypox a public health emergency.
August 25, 2022 | Euronews
ISD's Aoife Gallagher speaks to Euronews about her recent investigations looking into monkeypox conversations on Twitter.
August 23, 2022 | Radio Amman FM
Saba Yassin, ISD's Jordan Program Manager, features on Radio Amman FM speaking about ISD and the Youth Civic Action Academy project.
August 23, 2022 | The Journal
ISD's Aoife Gallagher spoke to The Journal about how Irish conspiracy circles have predictably latched on to monkeypox in the same way they did with COVID-19.
August 23, 2022 | Irish Examiner
Ciarán O'Connor has written for the Irish Examiner, sharing his observations from the past six months investigating the war in Ukraine.
August 22, 2022 | New Lines
A religious order issued by an Islamic leader over 33 years ago in Iran is once again unifying extremists around the world following the attack on Salman Rushdie.
August 19, 2022 | C-Span
ISD's Katherine Keneally speaks about the rise of extremism in the US and why it will require a dynamic response.
August 19, 2022 | NPR
ISD's Katherine Keneally features on a segment of NPR's Here & Now on the current state of TikTok following the Mar-a-Lago raid earlier this month.
August 19, 2022 | Salon
ISD Senior Analyst Katherine Keneally features as an expert in an Op-Ed piece for US news outlet Salon.
August 19, 2022 | Coda Story
Our Dispatch on Monkeypox conspiracies against the LGBTQ+ community is featured in Coda Story's weekly newsletter on science-related disinformation.
August 17, 2022 | Newsy
Senior Analyst Katherine Keneally features on Newsy Tonight with Chance Seales speaking on the recent uptick in calls for civil war following the FBI Mar-a-Lago search.
August 17, 2022 | Euronews
ISD's Moustafa Ayad spoke to Euronews about his recent research on Iraqi guns sales on Facebook, where users openly advertise the sale of weapons.
August 15, 2022 | The Hill
ISD's Katherine Keneally spoke to The Hill about how an uptick in violent rhetoric against the FBI could be used by extremist groups to recruit new members.
August 15, 2022 | MeidasTouch
ISD's Jared Holt features in the MeidasTouch podcast "The Weekend Show" speaking on the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago and the threat of extremism in the US.
August 13, 2022 | Yahoo News
ISD's Jared Holt spoke to Yahoo News about the “high levels of apocalyptic, violent and conspiratorial rhetoric" that ISD analysts have observed since the FBI search.
August 12, 2022 | ABC News
ISD Analysts compiled a report on the suspect's social media presence and background and shared it with ABC News.
August 12, 2022 | Independent
ISD's Milo Comerford and Tim Squirrell spoke to the Independent on the one year anniversary of the Plymouth shooting.
August 11, 2022 | Coda Story
Analysis by ISD's Elise Thomas has formed part of a weekly newsletter by Coda Story about pro-Russian disinformation.
August 11, 2022 | The Hill
ISD's Jared Holt spoke to reporters at The Hill about the far-right's reaction to the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago.
August 11, 2022 | Insider
ISD's Jared Holt spoke to Insider about the conspiracy narratives emerging after the attempted attack at the FBI office in Cincinnati, Ohio.
August 10, 2022 | Bloomberg
ISD's Jacob Davey features in Bloomberg speaking on the far-rights online reaction to the FBI's search at Mar-A-Lago.
August 9, 2022 | VICE News
ISD's Tim Squirrell spoke to VICE World News about the "abhorrent" campaign that started three years ago during the Black Lives Matter protests worldwide.
August 8, 2022 | VICE News
Different conspiracies and beliefs from the COVID-19 pandemic are being repurposed for monkeypox.
August 4, 2022 | Irish Examiner
ISD's Ciarán O'Connor wrote an op-ed on the different ways TikTok is being weaponised during election periods in countries all around the world.
August 4, 2022 | CNN
Tim Squirrell spoke to CNN about the groups behind the protests currently being held at Drag Queen Story Hour events in libraries across the UK.
August 3, 2022 | In Reality
Head of ISD's Digital Analysis Unit, Melanie Smith, features in this podcast talking about the threat of radicalized violence, Jan. 6, and more.
August 3, 2022 | LBC
Milo Comerford spoke to Leading Britain's Conversation about a proposal to broaden the UK's definition of 'extremism'.
August 3, 2022 | The Guardian
ISD's Julia Ebner and Jacob Davey spoke to the Guardian about the strategies and resources extremists are using to radicalise young people.
August 2, 2022 | PC Mag
PC Magazine has featured ISD's findings as outlined in the report Under-Moderated, Unhinged and Ubiquitous: Al-Shabaab and the Islamic State Networks on Facebook .
July 31, 2022 | WaPo
ISD's Moustafa Ayad spoke with the WaPo about the findings from our two-year investigation into the online media ecosystem of al-Shabaab and the Islamic State in Africa.
July 31, 2022 | Washington Post
ISD's Moustafa Ayad spoke to the Washington Post about the problem of extremist and terrorist content on Facebook in Kenya.
July 30, 2022 | Baltimore Sun
Ciarán O'Connor spoke to the Baltimore Sun about the growing online community of 'First Amendment auditors'.
July 30, 2022 | BBC
Melanie Smith spoke to BBC Trending about the evolving threat posed by QAnon and weaponised conspiracy theories in the episode 'QAnon at the Ballot Box'.
July 28, 2022 | POLITICO
ISD’s Moustafa Ayad shares with POLITICO evidence of a network of fake accounts pushing disinformation in Arabic in between images of conventionally attractive women.
July 26, 2022 | AD
ISD's Katherine Keneally spoke with the AD about why the Dutch farmers' protests are resonating in the US, particularly among the far-right and conspiracists.
July 25, 2022 | New York Times
ISD's Jared Holt spoke to the New York Times about how supporting QAnon in the US doesn't necessarily equate to a successful campaign ahead of the 2022 primaries.
July 21, 2022 | Coda Story
ISD's Lea Gerster features in this newsletter for Coda story, commenting on why people turn to conspiracies in moments of desperation.
July 20, 2022 | El País
Leading Spanish-language outlet El País published an exclusive about how RT content is "tricking" the system in place.
July 20, 2022 | POLITICO
Kata Balint and Jordan Wildon speak to Politico about Russia Today's latest strategies to stay online in Europe.
July 18, 2022 | Axios
ISD's Jared Holt spoke to Axios about the challenges facing Twitter as it continues negotiating with Elon Musk, who recently attempted to pull out of the deal.
July 13, 2022 | Grid
Senior Analyst at ISD US, Katherine Keneally, spoke to Grid about the convergence of climate policies and conspiracies currently playing out in the Netherlands.
July 13, 2022 | SWR
ISD analyst Julia Smirnova features in this documentary for SWR about the role of Russian-language propaganda amongst Russian-Germans.
July 11, 2022 | VICE
ISD's Tim Squirrell featured in the VICE documentary 'The Replacement Conspiracy Inspired Mass Shootings', discussing the role the 'Great Replacement' conspiracy has played in right-wing terrorism.
July 10, 2022 | The Times of London
ISD's Zahed Amanullah spoke to the Times of London following a session on the digital world at the International Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) in London.
July 8, 2022 | NBC
ISD's Head of Communications and Editorial Tim Squirrell spoke to NBC Chicago in the wake of the Highland Park shooting that left seven people dead.
July 7, 2022 | ARD Kontraste
ISD analyst, Julia Smirnova, spoke to Leading German investigative TV magazine ARD Kontraste about Russian 'comedians' Vovan and Lexus and their relation with the Russian state.
July 6, 2022 | NPR
ISD's Melanie Smith spoke to NPR about the online footprint and radicalisation trajectory of the Highland Park shooter and those like him.
July 3, 2022 | Bloomberg
ISD’s Moustafa Ayad spoke to Bloomberg about the pro-Kremlin narratives being deployed in Africa in attempts to redirect blame for the global food security crisis since its invasion of Ukraine.
July 3, 2022 | The Independent
ISD analyst Aoife Gallagher commented to The Independent about how current response efforts to misinformation are not enough.
June 30, 2022 | Washington Post
ISD's Ciarán O'Connor spoke to the Washington Post about the role of TikTok in the election campaign of Bongbong Marcos, the incoming president of the Philippines.
June 28, 2022 | AFP
ISD's Iris Boyer spoke with AFP about our findings on the resiliency of the French online ecosystem during the 2022 elections.
June 22, 2022 | LCP
ISD's Iris Boyer participated in a panel for a political segment on France's LCP discussing the spread of hate online and the role of social networks in the issue.
June 17, 2022 | Alsat TV
Albanian-language national broadcaster Alsat covered Young Cities' recent event, the Youth Policy and Engagement Forum, held last month in North Macedonia.
June 16, 2022 | Irish Examiner
ISD analyst Ciarán O’Connor wrote an op-ed for the Irish Examiner on the lasting effects of Donald Trump's voter fraud accusations and the 'big lie' conspiracy.
June 16, 2022 | Amnesty International Kenya
Amnesty International Kenya and HAKI Africa released a joint statement expressing "deep concern" over our findings about Facebook's failure in stopping terrorist content online and the threat this serves to digital democracies in Africa.
June 15, 2022 | BBC
ISD’s AMEA Executive Director Moustafa Ayad spoke to BBC's Focus on Africa programme to discuss our recent report into terrorist content on Facebook in East Africa.
June 15, 2022 | AP News
Our recent report documenting the unmoderated spread of terrorist content on Facebook in East Africa is featured by AP News.
June 13, 2022 | Spotify
This is the first safety-focused council of this sort to be created by a major audio company.
June 13, 2022 | The Guardian
ISD's report Deny, Deceive, Delay: Documenting and Responding to Climate Disinformation at COP26 and Beyond has been featured in The Guardian.
June 11, 2022 | Tech Policy Press
Our Head of Climate Disinformation, Jennie King, along with fellow Climate Change Coalition member Michael Khoo, discuss the climate disinformation ecosystem and how popular conspiracy narratives are only distracting and delaying urgent climate action.
June 10, 2022 | The BBC
ISD's Jacob Davey took part in an expert panel for The Real Story on BBC World Service discussing the dynamics driving the Great Replacement conspiracy theory into the mainstream.
June 9, 2022 | The Conduit
ISD’s Jennie King is a guest on The Conduit speaking about climate mis- and disinformation and the small, closing window for action we are facing.
June 9, 2022 | The Guardian
ISD’s head of climate disinformation, Jennie King, spoke with the Guardian about our findings around monitoring climate mis- and disinformation during COP26.
June 9, 2022 | Newsweek
Newsweek profiles our report on evidencing trends of mis- and disinformation identified around COP26.
June 7, 2022 | Radio Télé Suisse
Speaking to Radio Télévision Suisse during their French-language morning show, La Matinale, she offers analysis on "Twitter diplomacy" and observations ISD France has had since the beginning of the war.
May 29, 2022 | BBC News
ISD's Julia Smirnova features in this article for the BBC, explaining that Southern Front is "likely the latest Russian strategy to establish control over the occupied territories of Ukraine".
May 27, 2022 | Grid News
ISD's Melanie Smith comments to Grid News about how "conspiracy theories thrive" in moments of crises like the Uvalde school shooting.
May 26, 2022 | VICE News
ISD OSINT analyst Elise Thomas spoke with VICE News about the general conspiracist sentiment setting over Australia since the general elections in May.
May 21, 2022 | ABC News
ISD analyst Ciarán O'Connor features in this article for ABC News speaking about the uptick in online radicalisation since the pandemic.
May 20, 2022 | The Independent
ISD analyst Aoife Gallagher spoke to the Irish Independent about the significance of the Great Replacement theory among the Irish far right.
May 19, 2022 | L'Express
ISD’s Iris Boyer questions the balance between the right to privacy and transparency issues on social media, in light of Elon Musk conditioning his Twitter bid to the number of fake accounts on the platform.
May 19, 2022 | CNN Business
Some platforms like 4chan refuse to take down extremist content and "ruin it for everyone", ISD's Tim Squirrell said in conversation with CNN Business.
May 18, 2022 | Tortoise
Jacob Davey spoke to Tortoise about findings from ISD's Gaming and Extremism series in light of the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York.
May 17, 2022 | BBC World News
ISD's Tim Squirrell spoke with BBC World News about the 14 May shooting in Buffalo, New York, the theories that might've prompted the suspect's radicalisation online, and prevention methods moving forward.
May 17, 2022 | Bloomberg
Ciarán O'Connor told Bloomberg that videos capturing the attacker livestreaming the Buffalo mass shooting can still be found online across various platforms.
May 16, 2022 | VICE News
ISD's Tim Squirrell spoke with VICE News on how pro-Kremlin circles are misconstruing the shooter's profile to undermine support for Ukraine.
May 15, 2022 | NBC
ISD's Ciarán O’Connor spoke to NBC about the alleged shooter's involvement in online spaces, including forums and platforms, dedicated to extremist conversations.
May 13, 2022 | Channel 4 News
ISD’s Julia Ebner provided analysis to a Channel 4 investigation on the tactics and narratives used by the British white nationalist movement Patriotic Alternative (PA) to groom young people in the country.
May 12, 2022 | The Guardian
ISD's Jennie King spoke to the Guardian about the appointment of known climate change-sceptic, Alan McCormick, as GB News chairman.
May 9, 2022 | Al Jazeera
Tim Squirrell spoke to Al Jazeera on World Press Freedom Day, discussing the threats of disinformation and propaganda in the online space.
May 5, 2022 | POLITICO
Moustafa Ayad spoke with Politico about our findings on the origins behind the viral #IStandWithRussia hashtag that came about after the invasion.
May 4, 2022 | VICE World News
Kata Balint and Lukasz Janulewicz spoke to VICE World News about CitizenGO, an organisation that plays a key role in an international network attempting to restrict sexual and reproductive health rights.
May 1, 2022 | Al Jazeera English
Tim Squirrell spoke to Al Jazeera English about Cyber Front Z, a Russian troll farm accused of spreading pro-Kremlin misinformation on social media.
April 27, 2022 | SMH
In collaboration with Reset Australia, ISD researchers examined algorithmic recommendations on YouTube and YouTube Shorts and found that boys and young men in Australia are being targeted with misogynistic, anti-feminist and 'Manosphere'-content.
April 26, 2022 | Slate
ISD’s Iris Boyer spoke with Slate France on the non-neutrality of search engines in the aftermath of the Bucha massacre.
April 21, 2022 | The Guardian
Posts questioning the atrocities committed in Bucha were shared 208,000 times in the first week of April.
April 20, 2022 | VICE
ISD's Ciarán O'Connor shares insight with VICE on the intersection between the long-standing anti-government 'Sovereign Citizen' ideology and COVID-19 conspiracy movements in the UK.
April 20, 2022 | Le Figaro
ISD analysts Zoé Fourel and Sasha Morinière spoke with French Le Figaro about their findings around the support for RT France and Sputnik among French-speakers since the ban.
April 19, 2022 | ABC's RN Breakfast
ISD's Jiore Craig spoke with ABC's RN Breakfast show about disinformation and misinformation being spread ahead of the Australian elections, and what ISD is doing with partners to prevent false and misleading narratives from taking hold.
April 19, 2022 | Newsweek
ISD's Tim Squirrell spoke to Newsweek about Dark MAGA, a new aesthetic being promoted by both Trump supporters and more extreme political groups.
April 19, 2022 | SBS News
ISD's Head of Digital Integrity, Jiore Craig, spoke to SBS News about the Mosaic Project, a joint initiative between ISD, the Judith Nielsen Institute, and RMIT's FactLab.
April 18, 2022 | ABC's The Drum
ISD's Head of Digital Integrity, Jiore Craig, speaks to Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) The Drum, about electoral mis- and disinformation ahead of the Australian federal election.
April 16, 2022 | The Guardian
In a conversation with The Guardian, ISD’s Elise Thomas points out that “voter fraud rhetoric ‘imported’” from the US has been on the rise for months in Australia, in the lead up to national elections.
April 13, 2022 | BBC
Researchers at ISD joined a BBC investigation on a network of Putin “superfans” on Facebook committed to depicting the Russian president as “smiling, benevolent and peace-loving”.
April 8, 2022 | Jews News Syndicate
ISD- and B’nai B’rith International's, in partnership with UNESCO, guide on combatting antisemitism online was covered by the Jewish News Syndicate.
April 4, 2022 | VICE News
ISD analyst Julia Smirnova features in this article by VICE News where she explains how a Telegram channel is urging Russians to help boost pro-Kremlin content online by faking a "grassroots" movement.
March 31, 2022 | UnHerd
Tim Squirrell, ISD's Head of Communications, spoke with UnHerd about the far-right's splitting view of the Russia-Ukraine War, the "Balkanistation" of the ecosystem and the appeal of conspiracies in moments of human crises.
March 29, 2022 | The Arab Weekly
The war in Ukraine has caused over three million people to flee their homes, Jasmine El-Gamal has authored an op-ed for the Arab Weekly about the future of refugee interventions.
March 29, 2022 | All Africa
ISD's Dominic Pkalya spoke to All Africa about the growing threat of political gangs and militias in Kenya ahead of the national elections on 9 August 2022.
March 29, 2022 | Oireachtas TV
ISD’s Ciarán O’Conner appeared on Oireachtas Debates, a show on Oireachtas TV, an Irish public service broadcaster, as part of a panel interview discussing the war in Ukraine and spread of disinformation around the invasion, and misleading information from pro-Ukrainian parties.
March 24, 2022 | Business Insider
ISD's Ciarán O'Connor has shared insights and concerns over the role of Tiktok in spreading pro-Kremlin propaganda in an op-ed for Business Insider.
March 23, 2022 | NBC Nightly News
ISD's Jiore Craig was interviewed on Russian disinformation by NBC Nightly News, where she discussed the role of powerful actors in curbing the spread of disinformation.
March 23, 2022 | Washington Post
Analysis by Julia Smirnova was featured by the Washington Post, it looks at a viral Tiktok video spreading misinformation about violence directed at Russians in Germany.
March 20, 2022 | NYT
ISD researcher Elise Thomas features in an article for the New York Times, where she reminds us that Russia has always executed information attacks, but it's never been as easy as it is now in the age of the Internet and smart phones.
March 16, 2022 | Mother Jones
ISD researcher Elise Thomas shares some insight with investigative magazine Mother Jones about her research surrounding the ongoing information battle between Russia and Ukraine.
March 12, 2022 | Al Jazeera
Tim Squirrell, ISD's Head of Communications and Editorial, appeared on Al Jazeera's Inside Story to discuss changes to Meta's content moderation policy temporarily allowing users in some countries to incite violence against Russian soldiers.
March 4, 2022 | AP News
ISD's Ciarán O'Connor comments to AP News about the significance of TikTok in Russia's information war.
March 4, 2022 | POLITICO
ISD analyst and Russia expert Julia Smirnova speaks with POLITICO on how far-right activity on Telegram has increasingly consisted in the sharing of banned-RT content.
March 3, 2022 | USA Today
ISD has joined with the Polarization and Extremism Research Innovation Lab (PERIL) at the American University in Washington to define 'extremism', USA Today reports.
March 2, 2022 | FAZ
ISD's Julia Smirnova, an expert on Russia, features in a podcast with renowned German newspaper FAZ about deliberate false reporting during the war in Ukraine.
February 27, 2022 | The Independent
In an interview for the Independent, Milo Comerford and Jacob Davey comment on the social effects COVID-19 will likely have after the pandemic in extremist, conspiracy groups.
February 22, 2022 | ABC
Elise Thomas talks to ABC's 7.30 about the Australian protests against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and restrictions taking place in the country's capital.
February 21, 2022 | BBC Radio 4
ISD's CEO Sasha Havlicek went on BBC Radio 4’s series ‘Death by Conspiracy’ to talk about the effects of the changing social media landscape due to algorithms and the pressure the pandemic put on existing models.
February 17, 2022 | France 24
Ciarán O’Connor goes on France 24 to talk about the connections between the Canadian truckers’ convoy, the North American far right, and how that translates across the Atlantic.
February 15, 2022 | The Canberra Times
Elise Thomas features in this episode of the Talk of the Times from the Canberra Times looking at the unifying nature of the "anti-" protests taking place around the city.
February 15, 2022 | France Inter
Leading French outlet France Inter covers our research on the sales of fake COVID-19 health passes in the French online space.
February 14, 2022 | POLITICO
Moustafa Ayad spoke to POLITICO about ISD's research into online Islamist networks on mainstream social media, despite platform policies banning extremist content.
February 14, 2022 | The Guardian
ISD's Zoé Fourel spoke with the Guardian about our findings on the online market for fake COVID-19 health passes that is spreading across the French online space.
February 13, 2022 | France Info
ISD’s Iris Boyer spoke with leading French TV information channel France Info on the portrayal of the freedom convoy in France.
February 8, 2022 | LBC
ISD's Tim Squirrell spoke to LBC about mainstreamed extremist narratives in the wake of the confrontation of Sir Keir Starmer outside of Parliament after accusations from Boris Johnson that he didn't do enough to prosecute Jimmy Savile.
February 6, 2022 | POLITICO
ISD's Ciarán O'Connor comments on how the support for the convoy from U.S. political figures and content creators gave the protests the push needed to appeal to a global audience.
February 4, 2022 | Wired
ISD's Jakob Guhl spoke to Wired about the diversity of groups that characterise the anti-lockdown movement in Germany.
February 4, 2022 | ZDF
ISD's Julia Smirnova speaks with ZDF about Russia's efforts to destabilise Ukraine with propaganda campaigns dating back to 2014 and the annexation of Crimea.
February 3, 2022 | Ouest France
ISD's Iris Boyer and Zoe Fourel were interviewed by Ouest France regarding their research of the sale of French COVID-19 vaccination certificates on social media platforms.
February 1, 2022 | Sitel TV
Simeon Dukic discusses leading ISD research on online extremism in North Macedonian during a television interview with Sitel TV.
January 20, 2022 | Le Soir
Iris Boyer spoke to Le Soir about ISD France's deep dive into Telegram during investigation into the sale of fake COVID-19 vaccination certificates on the platform.
January 10, 2022 | VICE News
Recent controversy around Novak Djokovic's vaccine status at the 2022 Australian Open has sparked online debate among conspiracists if the tennis star should be the new face of the "unvaxxed sperm" movement.
January 3, 2022 | The Guardian
ISD's Tim Squirrell speaks to The Guardian about the need for support services and not just securitised intervention when it comes to at-risk young men in online incel forums.