November 30, 2022 | i News
ISD'sTim 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 30, 2022 | i News
ISD'sTim 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 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 17, 2022 | WIRED
ISD and CASM Technology set out to understand the threats Wikipedia, and its community of editors, faces and the current responses in place.
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 he 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 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.
January 2, 2022 | RTVS
Our Richard Kuchta stated to RTVS that social media bans are merely applied in repeated cases of community standards violations as the platforms attempt to retain users from going elsewhere.
December 21, 2021 | Radio Campus Paris
ISD France analyst Iris Boyer joins journalist Daphne Deschamps, on this podcast, discussing self-proclaimed ‘feminist’ politicians on the French far right ahead of the presidential elections next year.
December 20, 2021 |
Our Moustafa Ayad shared exclusively with POLITICO evidence exposing how several groups supporting the Islamic State and the Taliban managed to go undetected for months on Facebook.
December 17, 2021 | AP News
Speaking with AP News on his latest report, our Ciarán O'Connor explains how COVID-19 fears have ultimately been exploited by conspiracists to attract new recruits "whose loyalty may outlast the pandemic."
December 8, 2021 | WIRED
ISD's research discussing alt-jihadists features in this op-ed article by one of the report authors, Moustafa Ayad.
December 3, 2021 | Sky News
ISD's Jacob Davey spoke with Sky News on their investigation into extremist material on the popular streaming platform Spotify.
December 1, 2021 | Berliner Morgenpost
During the 2021 German federal elections, ISD found that Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) was the party that most benefitted from the climate change debate on social media platforms.
November 29, 2021 | VICE News
Our Aoife Gallagher features in this article by Vice News on the growing interconnectedness between far-right and antivaccine movements around the world.
November 24, 2021 | MEL Magazine
ISD's Milo Comerford and Moustafa Ayad spoke with MEL magazine about Gen-Z and the digital Salafi ecosystem.
November 23, 2021 | UnHerd
UnHerd cites our report "Islamogram: Salafism and Alt-Right Online Subcultures" to better explain the growing overlap between Salafi Gen Zers and the online far-right.
November 19, 2021 | The Hill
Our Chloe Colliver spoke with The Hill about the handling by social media platforms in dealing with the video directed at AOC.
November 13, 2021 | BBC's The Denial Files
Our Jennie King features in BBC’s The Denial Files where she speaks about how different groups and movements have repurposed and weaponised COVID-19-related language to instill fear among climate change sceptics.
November 12, 2021 | NBC News & The Guardian
Our Ciarán O'Connor spoke with NBC News about viral "vaccine detoxes" and how the very design of platforms like TikTok is helping promote potentially dangerous methods.
November 12, 2021 | NPR
Our Jennie King has been onsite at COP26 with partner organisations keeping watch over our monitoring dashboards analysing trends, posts and narratives on Facebook, Twitter and other websites that could potentially derail summit efforts.
November 8, 2021 | Refinery 29
The rise of the incels movement may be linked to the outbreak of the pandemic, according to our Julia Ebner.
November 5, 2021 | Tagesschau
Our research exposes the influence RT DE on YouTube and how it became one of the most shared sources within the COVID-19 sceptic community.
November 4, 2021 | BBC & more
ISD and partners are maintaining watch over our Climate Dashboards during COP26, monitoring for any mis- and disinformation trends and attacks against the Summit.
October 26, 2021 | BBC Sunday Morning Live
ISD's Sasha Havlicek participates in a panel on BBC's Sunday Morning Live about internet safety.
October 25, 2021 | ABC News
ISD's Ciarán O'Connor spoke with ABC News about information revealed in the Facebook Papers.
October 25, 2021 | POLITICO
ISD assisted POLITICO in reviewing the Facebook Papers, a 59-page memo from late 2020 that evidenced that the platform's efforts to curb hate speech and terrorist content in the Arab world weren't working.
October 22, 2021 | Washington Post
ISD's Cécile Simmons speaks with the WaPo on the appeal of misinformation within the health and wellness community.
October 21, 2021 | The Economist
What makes TikTok so popular is also what makes some its content so toxic among younger users.
October 21, 2021 | The Guardian
ISD's Jacob Davey speaks to The Guardian in the wake of the killing of British MP David Amess about the increase in "harmful" activity relating to extremist issues since the beginning of the pandemic.
October 20, 2021 | The Washington Post
ISD's Aoife Gallagher spoke to the WaPo about our latest report "Ill Advice: A Case Study in Facebook’s Failure to Tackle COVID-19 Disinformation" focussing on the virality of the World Doctors Alliance.
October 20, 2021 | Mirror
ISD's Chloe Colliver speaks with the Mirror about how hateful posts and extremist content may be a mirror of the offline world, while also serving as a trigger within online communities.
October 19, 2021 | BBC's Panorama
ISD's Chloe Colliver joins journalist Marianna Spring's investigation on how social media algorithms promote hate toward women.
October 19, 2021 | Channel 4 News & more
ISD’s Jennie King spoke with Channel 4 News about our latest report “’Climate lockdown’ and the Culture Wars,” and comments on how the pandemic has ultimately been weaponised by climate change deniers and right-wing media outlets.
September 28, 2021 | Der Standard & Waz
ISD Germany and the Global Disinformation Index found that multiple well-known German far-right groups and actors are using well-known funding services like PayPal or Klarna to finance their activity.
September 20, 2021 | BBC Click
ISD's Jacob Davey spoke with BBC Click about far-right extremist activity on gaming platforms.
September 11, 2021 | Al Jazeera
The global War on Terror has further fueled extremist discourse around the world, according to ISD's Moustafa Ayad.
March 19, 2022 | BBC Radio 4
ISD's CEO, Sasha Havlicek, appeared on Radio 4's flagship news and current affairs programme, Today, to discuss the last two decades of Western response to Vladimir Putin.
March 7, 2022 | Sky News
Sasha Havlicek joined Sky News' 'The Great Debate' during primetime as a panelist, debating the question: Can the West stop Vladimir Putin?
September 7, 2021 | Sky News
ISD's CEO, Sasha Havlicek, speaks with Sky News about the global implications that have resulted in the last 20 years when the U.S. embarked on what would be their longest war.
August 27, 2021 | New York Times
ISD’s Moustafa Ayad provides insight to the New York Times in this piece on "Right Wingers who Admire the Taliban."
August 25, 2021 | POLITICO Europe
Ciarán O’Connor’s research on the state of hate on TikTok is featured in articles by POLITICO Europe, USA Today, Jewish Insider, PBS and The Journal, among others.
August 12, 2021 | WIRED UK
Our findings on popular gaming platforms Steam, Discord, DLive and Twitch, are featured in this article for WIRED UK.
August 2, 2021 | POLITICO
ISD’s Moustafa Ayad shared with POLITICO various findings relating to the rapid exploitation of the recently launched social media network Gettr by Islamic State and jihadist groups.
July 20, 2021 | CBC News
Mackenzie Hart discusses the findings and implcations of ISD's new report: An Online Environmental Scan of Right-Wing Extremism in Canada.
July 14, 2021 | NBC News
ISD's Ciarán O'Connor spoke to NewsNation Now, NBC News and Reuters on his findings.
July 1, 2021 | BBC's Newsnight
ISD’s Chloe Colliver speaks with Newsnight about the risks of radicalisation, and radicalisation toward violence, after prolonged exposure to extremists and disinformation narratives like those being seen in the antivaxx movement.
June 28, 2021 | Morning Consult
Aoife Gallagher speaks with the Morning Consult about how QAnon believers often also follow antisemitic tropes.
June 18, 2021 | POLITICO
ISD's work monitoring a range of social media platforms in the lead up to the German Federal Election this September is featured in an article by Mark Scott for POLITICO.
June 18, 2021 | BBC News Africa
ISD's Aoife Gallagher is featured in a story by BBC News Africa following the death of George Nkencho and the misinformation storm that ensued.
June 16, 2021 | Wall Street Journal
ISD's CEO Sasha Havlicek is quoted in an article by Parmy Olson for the Wall Street Journal about the long-term effectiveness of Facebook's oversight panel.
July 12, 2021 | Alsat-M
ISD’s Emir Hasanovic is an in-studio guest at North Macedonia's most watched national station for a 30-minute interview on ISD's Strong Cities work in the Balkans.
May 5, 2021 | Tortoise Media
Jennie King writes an op-ed for Tortoise on how far-right extremists are turning their attention online to the alleged threat of the green agenda.
April 30, 2021 | VICE
In a VICE article which highlights the harmful misinformation spread about George Nkencho and his death by the far-right on Telegram, Aoife Gallagher is quoted on how Telegram has evolved among far-right groups and supporters in Ireland.
April 29, 2021 | USA Today
Chloe Colliver speaks to USA Today about the implications of an ISD research investigation which found Amazon’s algorithms recommending potentially harmful content to users.
April 11, 2021 | The Irish Times
Aoife Gallagher is quoted extensively in an article from The Irish Times about conspiracy theories and theorists in the digital age.
April 9, 2021 | WIRED
Moustafa Ayad and Ciarán O'Connor's research on Arabic-language COVID vaccine misinformation on Facebook is exclusively covered by WIRED.
March 29, 2021 | The Times
Milo Comerford is quoted in a Times article about the use of Facebook ads to promote conspiracy theories and anti-vaccine content on how the far-right weaponise many conspiracy theories to promote their own ideologies.
March 20, 2021 | BBC Sounds
This episode of the BBC Sounds Trending series, "The Anti-Vax Files: How anti-vax went viral," features insight from ISD's Chloe Colliver.
March 1, 2021 | RTÉ Radio 1
Aoife Gallagher discusses how the the Gardaí handled anti-lockdown protests in Ireland on Saturday, 27 February, on RTÉ Radio 1.
February 16, 2021 | SPLC
An article by the SPLC draws on analysis from ISD to explain the changing dynamics of right-wing extremist activity.
February 10, 2021 | Al Jazeera
Aoife Gallagher features in this episode of Al Jazeera's The Take: 'How did the QAnon conspiracy go global?'
January 28, 2021 | WIRED
Cécile Guerin writes for Wired about the increasing presence of conspiracy theories, anti-vaxx and QAnon narratives in the wellness community over the past year.
January 25, 2021 | Rolling Stone
Aoife Gallagher is quoted in a Rolling Stone article on why the increasing convergence between QAnon and the anti-government Sovereign Citizen movement is highly concerning.
January 18, 2021 | CNN
ISD's Chloe Colliver speaks on CNN's Don Lemon Tonight about the Capitol Hill riots and the role social media played in the event
January 14, 2021 | POLITICO
In the wake of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, Chloe Colliver provides insight to POLITICO about the continued concerning activity of right-wing extremists online.
December 29, 2020 | Slate
Amarnath Amarasingam outlines how pro-Trump conspiracy theories may have actually discouraged postelection violence in an op-ed for Slate Magazine.
December 18, 2020 | New York Times
Research from ISD and NewsGuard about the spread of QAnon narratives on Facebook is exclusively covered by the New York Times, and featured in articles from the Financial Times, Die Welt, Deutschland Funk, Turi2, and La Repubblica, and NBC News.
December 17, 2020 | GNET
Jakob Guhl writes about online extremism in German-speaking countries during the COVID-19 pandemic for the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET).
December 15, 2020 | ABC
Mario Peucker and ISD's Jacob Davey write for ABC (Australia) on whether Australia’s radical left pose a national security threat.
November 25, 2020 | IEP
Milo's Comerford's article for the Institute of Economics and Peace on the behaviour of extremist groups during the pandemic receives widespread media coverage, including from ITV, Arab News, Euractiv (DE), Metro and The Sun.
November 2, 2020 | The Forward
Chloe Colliver is quoted in The Forward on coordinated inauthentic behaviour on Faceboook.
October 27, 2020 | Politico
ISD's research work featured heavily in this article in Politico on how a small number of conservative users routinely outpace their liberal rivals and traditional news outlets in driving the online conversation.
October 27, 2020 | BBC Newsnight
ISD's Chloe Colliver appears on BBC's Newsnight to discuss how disinformation can spread, using the example of a fake announcement promoting the reopening of Woolworths stores in the UK.
October 27, 2020 | NBC News
NBC News provides exlcusive coverage of the research findings outlined in the new ISD report: Bankrolling Bigotry: An overview of the Online Funding Strategies of American Hate Groups.
October 16, 2020 | The Sun
In an op-ed for The Sun, Aoife Gallagher explains the QAnon conspiracy theory.
October 8, 2020 | Global News Canada
Mackenzie Hart discusses Facebook's ban of QAnon-related content on the platform.
October 7, 2020 | The Today Show (NBC)
Aoife Gallagher explains why QAnon can be considered a 'digital cult' on the Today Show.
October 5, 2020 | The Washington Post
The Washington Post provides exclusive coverage of the findings in ISD's new research report: Public Figures, Public Rage: Candidate Abuse on Social Media.
September 11, 2020 | CNN
As we approach another anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, Farah Pandith writes for CNN on how the terror threat in the U.S. has morphed over the last two decades.
September 8, 2020 | BBC Click
How ISD deputy director Moustafa Ayad discovered one of the largest collections of material belonging to the so-called Islamic State group ever found on the internet.
September 4, 2020 | BBC
In the latest episode of the The Real Story, a podcast from the BBC World Service, Aoife Gallagher provides expert opinion on why QAnon is "going global."
August 21, 2020 | First Draft
Chloe Colliver is quoted in this article on First Draft by Carlotta Dotto and Lydia Morrish on anti-masker conspiracy theories being amplified by Social Media.
August 11, 2020 | The Beacon
ISD's analysis of the key trends in activity around the QAnon conspiracy theory from 2017 to 2020 features in an article from The Beacon. Aoife Gallagher is quoted on the ongoing popularity of the conspiracy theory as well as the use of QAnon for electoral purposes by the Trump campign.
August 10, 2020 | CNN
CNN article based on our report on our case study of a pro-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Twitter network.
July 23, 2020 | BBC
Aoife Gallagher makes her BBC debut on video report about QAnon, coronavirus and the conspiracy cult.
July 12, 2020 | The Times
Moustafa Ayad, ISD Deputy Director for Technology, Communications, and Education, is extensively quoted in this article in The Times.
July 7, 2020 | CTED Trends Alert
In this Update to the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) Trends Alert from April 2020, CTED examines how extreme right-wing groups have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 6, 2020 | BBC
Chloe Oliver, Head of Digital Policy and Strategy at ISD, is quoted in this BBC report on TikTok's problems with extremism.
July 2, 2020 | BBC
Chloe Colliver, head of the Digital Research Unit at ISD provides insights to this BBC story on 'False News' propagated on Facebook.
June 30, 2020 | CNN
Jakob Guhl talks to CNN about Telegram and its white supremacist problem.
May 12, 2020 | POLITICO
Chloe Colliver is quoted in an POLITICO article about how COVID-19 is providing a global rallying cry for conspiracy theorists and far-right extremists.
May 11, 2020 | BBC Click
Chloe Colliver features in an episode of BBC Click that looks at the rise of disinformation during the coronavirus pandemic.